Israel Must End Deadlock by Midnight or Hold Third Election in a Year

Benny Gantz (L) and Benjamin Netanyahu. (Photo: File)

After months of political turmoil, Israel and its embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday looked to be heading for a third election in a 12-month period unless they can resolve a stalemate before midnight.

Chances for a last-minute resolution looked dim after days of mudslinging between Netanyahu and his main rival Benny Gantz, both of whom have repeatedly failed to build a governing majority in the parliament, known as the Knesset.

(Al Jazeera, PC, Social Media)

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