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Israel election: Far right could prove key for Netanyahu

The election on November 1 could oust centrist Prime Minister Yair Lapid and see the return of his predecessor, Benjamin Netanyahu — with the help of the far right.

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31 Oct 2022
The election on November 1 could oust centrist Prime Minister Yair Lapid and see the return of his predecessor, Benjamin Netanyahu — with the help of the far right.
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Despite being on trial for corruption charges, Israel's longest-serving prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is hoping to make a comeback as Israelis vote in their five election in less than four years. The conservative leader was ousted just 16 months ago by a diverse coalition that united against him but ultimately fell apart.
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By holding its fifth election in less than four years, can Israel break the stalemate? Prime Minister Yair Lapid hopes to remain in power after his coalition collapsed in June, but veteran politician Benjamin Netanyahu, now 73 years old and on trial for corruption, is eyeing a comeback.
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After Tuesday's Knesset election, it looks like Benjamin Netanyahu will become Prime Minister of Israel again ― if he can form a government. A portrait of one of the strongmen in Israeli politics.
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Israel's longest-serving prime minister will return to lead what experts expect will be the country's most right-wing government to date. Benjamin Netanyahu still faces corruption charges, which he denies.
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Designated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced late Wednesday that he has successfully formed a new coalition, setting the stage for him to return to power as head of the most right-wing Israeli government ever.
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