What now for Israel: a new coalition government or yet another general election?

The final results are now in for the second general election in Israel in 2019 – the first time in the history of the country that two polls have been held in the same year.

Incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – the longest-serving premier in the history of the nation – failed to lead his Likud party to the largest number of seats and so his main opponents Blue and White will now try to form a coalition with majority support in the Knesset. If coalition talks fail again, yet another general election is not out of the question.

For a guide to the Israeli political system and the results of this month’s election, click here.


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