Netanyahu wins chance to be Israeli prime minister once again

Israeli politician Benjamin Netanyahu
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Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won another shot at leading the country after his right-wing bloc secured a majority of the seats in Parliament. This was Israel's fifth election in four years.

Netanyahu's bloc won 64 of the 120 seats in the Knesset, Israel's Parliament. His party, Likud, became the largest, garnering 32 seats, reports The Wall Street Journal. Current Prime Minister Yair Lapid's centrist party Atid won 24 seats, making it the second largest. Following his victory, Netanyahu said, "Together, we brought about a huge victory for the State of Israel."

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