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Election-weary Israel to face third vote

Election-weary Israel to face third vote

Israel’s political system was facing an unprecedented crisis Thursday, after the country’s politicians failed to form a government and dissolved for a new election –- the third in a year.

Less than three months after an inconclusive general election, with both Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and challenger Benny Gantz failing to form a governing coalition, the Israeli parliament dissolved itself in the early hours of Thursday, setting a new vote for March 2.

The September election followed a similarly deadlocked vote in April and opinion polls suggested next year’s vote could again be tight, with neither Netanyahu’s right-wing bloc nor Gantz’s centre-left alliance currently on course for a majority.



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