Netanyahu's Likud surges to stunning Israeli election win
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's
ruling Likud Party scored a resounding victory in the country's
election, final results showed Wednesday, a stunning turnaround after a
tight race that had put his lengthy rule in jeopardy.
With nearly all votes counted, Likud appeared to have earned 30 out of
parliament's 120 seats and was in a position to build with relative ease
a coalition government with its nationalist, religious and
ultra-Orthodox Jewish allies. Such a government would likely put Israel
at odds with the international community over settlement construction
and its opposition to Palestinian statehood, and continue clashing with
the White House over hard-line policies.
The election was widely seen as a referendum on Netanyahu, who has
governed the country for the past six years. Recent opinion polls
indicated he was in trouble, giving chief rival Isaac Herzog of the
opposition Zionist Union a slight lead. Exit polls Tuesday showed the
two sides deadlocked but once the actual results came pouring in early
Wednesday, Likud soared forward. Zionist Union wound up with just 24
"Against all odds, we achieved a
great victory for the Likud," Netanyahu told supporters at his election
night headquarters, declaring victory even before final results were
known. "I am proud of the people of Israel, who in the moment of truth
knew how to distinguish between what is important and what is
peripheral, and to insist on what is important."
focused his campaign primarily on security issues, while his opponents
instead pledged to address the country's high cost of living and accused
the leader of being out of touch with everyday people. Netanyahu will
likely look to battle that image now by adding to his government Moshe
Kahlon, whose upstart Kulanu party captured 10 seats with a campaign
focused almost entirely on bread-and-butter economic issues. Kahlon is
expected to become the country's next finance minister.
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