Results of Israel election show win for Netanyahu’s Likud
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party has won the country’s elections. In the days before the vote, Netanyahu pledged to keep building Jewish settlements and shelve negotiations for a Palestinian state.
With more than 99 percent of the vote counted on Wednesday, preliminary results showed Likud appeared set to hold 30 seats in Israel’s 120-seat parliament, the Knesset. Despite exit polls from Tuesday’s vote suggesting a tight race, the opposition Zionist Union trailed with 24 seats.
Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog said he had called Netanzyahu to concede the race.
“A few minutes ago I spoke with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and congratulated him on his achievement and wished him luck,” Herzog told reporters.
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