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Parliamentary elections in Israel : Trump and Briefly congratulate Netanyahu

At the time of Israel's parliamentary elections, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu controls the projections point to a victory. After counting of almost all votes in many seats, such as the list made his right-wing Likud party, similar to Blue-and-White of his Challenger, Benny Gantz. Together with other right-wing parties Likud would, therefore, but a majority of around 65 of the 120 Knesset seats. Projections Netanyahu's party saw on Wednesday morning after a count of 97 percent of the votes with around 35 Parliament mandates. The list comes in Blue-and-White on a comparable number. The official election result is expected for Thursday afternoon.

U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed the prospect of a victory for the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the General election. "I want to congratulate you," said Trump on Wednesday in Washington to reporters. Of the probable whereabouts of Netanyahu's in the office of the US President promises according to his own words, a boost for the US peace plan for the Middle East, is not yet still known.

The election result will give to the Plan for the settlement of the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians a "better Chance," said Trump. From Netanyahu a "pretty good" approach in favor of peace was to be expected. Netanyahu, however, had areas just before the election, the annexation of Jewish settlement in the West Bank announced, which would inflame the conflict with the Palestinians.

Federal Chancellor of Austria, Sebastian Kurz congratulated Netanyahu to Cut off before the end of the counting of the votes. Short tweeted on Wednesday morning, Netanyahu had made an "excellent result". "Although the official result has not been published yet, one thing is clear: you have - once again - the trust of the people in record win numbers," wrote Short in Twitter. He was looking forward to it, "for the benefit of the people of Israel and the people in Austria" with Netanyahu to cooperate.

throughout The night were both candidates in the high bills on par. Regardless of this, both Netanyahu and Gantz stated, on the evening of the election winner. The oppositional Ex-military chief voice in the night to Wednesday "a historic day for Israel". The largest party should get the mandate to form a government, he said the direction of the incumbent Netanyahu of the conservative Likud party.

"We would like to thank Netanyahu for his services," he said, as if the election was already decided. In elections there are winners and losers. "We are the winners," said Gantz in front of the jubilant supporters. He wanted to form a broad coalition. Gantz called on the population to unity.

According to the initial forecasts had also declared Netanyahu as the winner of the parliamentary election. "The right-hand Block under the leadership of the Likud has clearly won," said Netanyahu on Tuesday evening. "I thank the Israeli citizens for your trust. I will start today night so that, together with my natural partners, a right-wing government.“

Crucial is likely to be, whom it will be possible to forge a coalition. Political observers saw the 69-year-old Netanyahu in the advantage that has already been cited four times as a government. He can count among others with the support of the nationalist-religious block. Is White possible, a Grand coalition of Likud and Blue. However, both Netanyahu as well as Gantz in the election campaign, had said they would not sit with each other in a government.

Gantz or Netanyahu? In Israel, a woman on election day, keeps the newspaper "Yediot Achronot" in the hands.Photo: Sara Lemel/dpa

President Reuven Rivlin has to decide in two weeks time, whom he entrusted with the formation of the government. To this end, it fetches all the groups recommendations for the office of the Prime Minister. Who then has the greatest opportunities for the formation of a coalition government, receives four weeks time. Usually receives the order of the Chairman of the faction with the most votes. With a new government is expected until the beginning of June.

The close election outcome had already emerged in pre-election polls. The election will decide whether the government can secure-in-chief Netanyahu, despite allegations of corruption, a fifth term of office, or whether he will be replaced by the more liberal Ex-army chief and political newcomer Gantz. The official election result is not expected before early Wednesday morning. To vote more than six million were legitimate, the decide on the composition of the 120 seats on counting the Knesset.

Gantz helps verunglücktem motorcycle riders

Previously, had helped Gantz on the way to vote in the Israeli parliamentary election in a motorcycle accidents. Gantz gave to the media his car to reports from the Tuesday to travel to the polling station on the highway to help the accident victims.

A Video that shows how Gantz squats without the jacket next to the man and talk to him. "Where does it hurt, when it hurts?" asks Gantz and submit to the driver a Hand on the chest. Then is to see how the former chief of staff initially tried to organize for the pain for the victim and him then with a damp cloth to face and neck wipes.

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Gantz buries headed, which runs a motorcycle and had on the Sunday a bikers convoy to advertise for his center-right Blue-and-White. To vote more than six million people decide on the composition of the 120 seats in the Knesset count are called. The election will decide whether Prime Minister Netanyahu can secure a fifth term in office, or whether he will be replaced by the more liberal Ex-army chief and political newcomer Gantz. (dpa, AFP, Reuters)

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