Daily Mail: Israel elections look set for deadlock AGAIN, as Netanyahu pleads with opponents to help him form government and avoid FIFTH election
* Exit polls indicate that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his allies fell short of the parliamentary majority required to form a new government * Opposition parties seeking to unite to unseat the long-serving prime minister have also failed to secure a majority, the polls suggest * The election was seen as a referendum on Netanyahu's polarizing leadership Israel's elections have resulted in a virtual deadlock for the fourth time in the past two years, exit polls suggest.
The inconclusive results leave Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with an uncertain future as he pleads with opponents to help him form a majority government and avoid a fifth election.
The exit polls on Israel's three main TV stations indicated that both Netanyahu and his religious and nationalist allies, along with a group of anti-Netanyahu parties, fell short of the parliamentary majority required to form a new government.
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WNU Editor: This could get interesting …. Tight Israeli vote means Arab Islamist could choose next PM (AP).
More News On Israel's Elections
Outcome still up in air, officials to start count of 450000 absentee ballots — Times of Israel
Exit polls show no clear winner in Israeli election, projecting yet another stalemate — France 24
No clear winner in Israeli election, but Netanyahu could have edge: TV exit polls — Reuters
Israel election: Netanyahu falls short of majority amid vote count — BBC
Israel election: Exit polls show Netanyahu heading for stalemate — DW
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's future unclear as exit polls forecast stalemate — ABC News (Australia)
Israel election: near-complete results suggest extended deadlock — The Guardian
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