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Gantz Says He, Not Netanyahu, Should Lead Israeli Unity Government

The results of the exit polls are shown on a screen at Benny Gantz's Blue and White party headquarters, following Israel's parliamentary election, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sept. 17, 2019.

Ken Bredemeier and Linda Gradstein contributed to this report.

Israeli political challenger Benny Gantz said Thursday that he, not Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, should lead a new unity government after Gantz’s centrist Blue and White party won the most seats in parliament in this week’s election.

There was no clear winner in Tuesday’s election, but Gantz’s party won 33 seats to 31 for Netanyahu’s right wing Likud party, both well short of a 61-seat majority in the 120-seat Knesset. Neither can immediately muster a majority with their smaller political allies.

Both Netanyahu, Israel’s longest-serving leader, and Gantz, a former Israeli defense chief, called read more >>>

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