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Fighting for survival: Keys to Netanyahu's return to power


September 18, 2019

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is in a race for political survival as the country holds repeat parliamentary elections Tuesday.

If Netanyahu's Likud party and his smaller allies can secure a narrow 61-seat majority in the 120-seat Knesset, he will be well on the way to forming a coalition of hard-line religious and nationalist parties. Most critically for him, such a coalition would be expected to grant him immunity from prosecution on a series of expected corruption charges.

Falling short of this narrow majority could force Netanyahu into a unity government...

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