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Lapid’s camp loses Israeli general elections

Looking back, Prime Minister Yair Lapid did not really do whatever was needed to consolidate the center-left camp and prepare it for the elections.
Israeli Prime Minister and head of Yesh Atid Yair Lapid.

Israel’s Central Election Committee finished counting 95% of the votes. This evening it will start examining the other 5%, which includes the votes of soldiers, diplomats and prisoners, and votes contested for one reason or another.

It took a historic coalition of parties from the left and the right with the unprecedented addition of an Arab party to dislodge former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from office in June 2021. Now, Netanyahu has made a comeback and will soon be returning to the Prime Minister’s Office as the winner of the latest election.

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