Israeli election: lengthy coalition talks loom as early results point to deadlock

Rivals Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz both pledge to form coalition as counting continues Latest on Israeli election - live updatesBenjamin Netanyahu and his main rival, Benny Gantz, have both vowed to lead Israel’s next government, despite...

Israeli election: lengthy coalition talks loom as early results point to deadlock

Rivals Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz both pledge to form coalition as counting continues

Benjamin Netanyahu and his main rival, Benny Gantz, have both vowed to lead Israel’s next government, despite early results and exit polls appearing to show neither had a clear path to form a coalition.

An inconclusive result from the country’s second election this year could plunge Israel further into political mayhem, with the prospect of weeks of tense political deal-making or even a third vote.

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