Benjamin Netanyahu comes back to power in Israel

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Benjamin Netanyahu comes back to power in Israel

Benjamin Netanyahu is going to become the Prime Minister of Israel once again. Netanyahu's party, the Likud Party, won 64 of the 120 seats in the final round of counting held on November 1.

Important facts

  • Elections have been held in Israel for the fifth time in the last three years, after which a party has returned to power with an absolute majority.

  • Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud party won 32 seats, his right-wing religious and nationalist bloc won a total of 64 seats in the 120 seat parliament, or Knesset.

  • Lapid’s Yesh Atid party won 24 seats.

  • Benjamin Netanyahu, 73, is the longest-serving prime minister, having been elected five times over the course of 15 years.

  • After the counting, his rival and Prime Minister Yair Lapid conceded defeat.

About Israel

  • Prime Minister - Benjamin Netanyahu 

  • Capital - Jerusalem

  • President - Isaac Herzog

  • Currency - Israeli shekel

  • Official Languages - Hebrew; Arabic

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