Reactions begin to come in from the electorate in Israel’s second national election in five months. The race pitted Benjamin Netanyahu against challenger Benny Gantz.
The prime minister faces charges of bribery, fraud, and breach of trust in three separate cases. The indictment hearings follow a deadlocked federal election that has left Netanyahu struggling to stay in power.
The historic endorsement would put Benny Gantz's Blue and White party ahead of Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing bloc. President Reuven Rivlin has urged Netanyahu and Gantz to unite in a coalition, but Gantz has said no.
While Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz both supported calls for a unity government, they disagreed on who should take charge. The second Israeli election of the year has left the country in a political deadlock.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been tasked with forming the country's new government, the president's office stated. But neither he nor his opponent Gantz has an easy way to form a parliamentary majority.
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