Netanyahu wins 5th term as Israeli PM

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Added On April 13, 2019

Official results of Israel's elections show Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has defeated his main rival, the Blue and White party. 
 
Netanyahu will now form a governing coalition to head the next government.
 
The Central Election Committee announced the results on Thursday night after two days of counting ballots and delays caused by computer malfunctions.
 
The results showed Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party and their main rival party, the centrist Blue and White party, in a tight race, winning 36 and 35 seats in parliament respectively.
 
Netanyahu now needs to form a governing coalition with at least 61 members in Israel's 120-seat parliament.
 
He has already confirmed he intends to build a coalition with the right-wing and ultra-Orthodox parties.
 
The Blue and White party admitted defeat earlier on Wednesday.
 
The results mean Netanyahu is heading for a record fifth term in office and would become Israel's longest-serving prime minister.