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After the election in Israel: what's next?

After the election, Netanyahu's chances are good to remain in office. He promises to be Prime Minister of all Israelis. As is the case of his political opponents? And how could he form a government?

Benjamin Netanyahu has a good chance to write history. In the summer, he would be the Prime Minister with the longest tenure since the Foundation of the state of Israel. So he would replace no less than the state founder David Ben-Gurion.

Netanyahu's opponents accuse him of, to have the country in the election campaign divided. In the night of the election, the Prime Minister was at least conciliatory. He said it will be a right-wing government: "But I intend to be the Prime Minister of all citizens of Israel: left and right, Jews and non-Jews, all citizens of Israel."

In the newly constituted Parliament, Likud, and Blue-and-White, expected to be almost the same number of seats. (File photo)

Left bearing, weakened

However, many Israelis who voted for the center-left parties of the country, the Netanyahu. They have announced the last days of the election campaign, when Netanyahu, in an election victory, Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank to Annex.

"I'm devastated," says an elderly woman in Jerusalem. "We are now surrounded by radical, right-wing forces that want to Annex more Land. But we will never have peace. I'm upset and sad. I'm shocked. I was sure that we would win this time."

The centre-left camp has not seats enough for Parliament to form a government with Benny Gantz as Prime Minister. The electoral Alliance of Blue-and-reached-and-White with 35 mandates the same number of seats as the Likud of Benjamin Netanyahu. However, the labour party, a possible coalition partner, continues to lose importance, and comes only six mandates, too little for Benny Gantz.

"The Israeli Left is lost in these elections under the wheels of the successful campaign of Blue-and-White," said the commentator Yoav Krakowski in the TV station KAN. "The Left has been completely wiped out. Blue and White has grown at the expense of the left-wing political camp."

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