The two major political parties in Israel were in a stalemate on Wednesday after an unprecedented re-election, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing a difficult battle to keep his job.
The apparent political figure in the election, Avigdor Lieberman, stated that he would insist on a secular government for unity between the Netanyahu Likud parties and the Benny Ganz blue-white parties, which are currently tied up in 32 seats by virtue of partial results. 120 in Parliament.
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Lieberman said that was the only option on the table. This could create serious problems for Netanyahu's continued rule.
Without Lieberman's approval, both parties appear to have failed to secure a parliamentary majority with ideological allies.
Gantz, a former military commander, ruled out sitting with Netanyahu-led Likud at a time when the prime minister is expected to be charged with corruption in the coming weeks.
Netanyahu desperately sought a clear majority with his staunch and ultra-Orthodox allies, hoping to pass legislation
The Attorney General of Israel recommends accusing Netanyahu of bribery, fraud and breach of trust in three scandals, to the point of scandal for next month. A formal charge would increase pressure on Netanyahu to back down if he was not immune.
Partial results published on Wednesday by the Central Election Commission were based on 35 percent of the votes cast. The three Israeli television channels reported the same result based on more than 90 percent of the votes cast, but did not explain the discrepancy with the commission rate.
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According to partial results, Likud, with its natural allies of religious and ultranationalist parties, gathered 56 seats ̵
The final results are expected later on Wednesday and can still be exchanged in favor of Netanyahu.