Israel will hold the third general election in less than 12 months, after the two largest parties failed to make a deal before a Wednesday deadline, prolonging months of political stalemate.
Israel will hold unprecedented third election in a year https://t.co/mKvQpHNdPx
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) December 12, 2019
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of the Likud Party and his main rival Benny Gantz of Kahol Lavan (Blue and White) were unable to build a governing coalition following the April and September polls.
— NDTV (@ndtv) December 12, 2019
In November, Netanyahu has been indicted on charges of bribery, fraud, breach of trust, making him the first sitting prime minister to face prosecution.
— Palestine Chronicle (@PalestineChron) December 11, 2019
The new elections are deeply unpopular among Israelis. A poll published by Israel’s Channel 13 TV found that 41 percent of people thought Netanyahu was to blame for the ongoing political crisis.
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