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29 March 2020 - 5 Nisan 5780 - ה' ניסן ה' אלפים תש"פ
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Netanyahu wins fifth term as PM in Israel’s election E-mail

In a very tightly fought election, Benjamin Netanyahu is set to serve a fifth term as Israel’s prime minister. The election result was close to call after the polls closed.

Netanyahu’s Likud party and the Blue and White party, led by former army general Benny Gantz, had tied with 35 seats each in the 120-seat house, the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament. However, the rightwing bloc that Netanyahu is part of had 65 in total, a comfortable majority.

“We respect the decision of the people,” Gantz said in a televised statement on 17 April, adding that Blue and White had “founded a true alternative rule to Netanyahu”.

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