Israel election: Netanyahu and Gantz on course for dead heat

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Israel’s general election is on course for a dead heat with nearly all votes counted, local media report.

  • BBC

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party and the centrist Blue and White alliance are projected to win 35 seats each with most votes counted.

The outcome puts Mr Netanyahu in a strong position to form a right-wing coalition government.

No party has ever won a majority in Israel’s parliament and the country has always had coalition governments.

Exit polls had predicted a tight race with no clear winner, prompting both Mr…

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