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Israel’s Netanyahu says he has formed new government

2022-12-22 13:26:22       source:Politico

December 21, 2022

JERUSALEM — Designated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced late Wednesday that he has successfully formed a new coalition, setting the stage for him to return to power as head of the most right-wing Israeli government ever.

Netanyahu made the announcement in a phone call to President Isaac Herzog moments before a midnight deadline. His Likud Party released a brief video clip of the smiling Netanyahu and a recording of the conversation.

The move came after weeks of surprisingly difficult negotiations with his partners, who still have need to finalize their power-sharing deals with Netanyahu’s Likud Party.

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