Netanyahu set for fifth term as Israeli PM

Benjamin Netanyahu is likely to secure a record fifth term as a Prime Minister after almost complete results from Israel’s election suggest a new right-wing coalition. 

His Likud party is expected to finish with a similar number of seats as his rival, ex-military chief Benny Gantz’s centrist Blue and White alliance. But local media said Likud and right-wing allies are set to be the largest bloc with 65 seats in the 120-seat Knesset. 

The 69-year-old premier is facing corruption allegations. 

The Hindu

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