But he still has many obstacles in his way to dethroning Benjamin Netanyahu.
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Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said Sunday he is giving opposition leader Benny Gantz the first opportunity to form a new government following an inconclusive national election this month.
Likud reportedly has not ruled out forming a minority coalition, or trying to convince individual lawmakers from the center and left parties to join a government.
Contact has already been established with “a number of MKs from the other side,” says Netanyahu spokesman.
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“This is not the result that will put Israel back on the right path,” says Blue and White leader Benny Gantz after release of exit polls • Labor head Amir Peretz blames Gantz’s “irresponsible campaign” for “damaging the left-wing bloc.”
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Israeli election results will “force the people of the region to live by the sword,” says top Palestinian official Saeb Erekat • Joint List’s Ahmad Tibi calls Netanyahu win a “dark day for the country.”
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“This was a great victory for the right-wing camp, and first and foremost for us Likudnikim,” said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu following the third round of elections within the course of a year.
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The right-wing bloc is poised to win 60 seats in parliament, an improvement from the 56 it won after the last round of balloting in September.
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has the edge over rival Benny Gantz in Israel's third election in less than a year, according to exit polls.
Israel Hayom-i24NEWS poll projects ruling party and its challenger will secure 33 Knesset seats each, gives Right-haredim bloc 57 seats, Center-Left and Arab parties 56 mandates. Some 49 percent believe Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is best suited to lead Israel.
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- Israeli experts weigh in on Benny Gantz's failure to build a coalition
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- Gantz meets with peace envoy Jason Greenblatt at U.S. embassy in Jerusalem
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