Israel vote deadlock confirmed by near-complete official results
The results from Israel's election committee showed Gantz's centrist Blue and White with 33 seats out of 120 and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud with 31.
Netanyahu, in a video message, said he preferred to form a right-wing coalition, but the results showed it was not possible.151 days ago
Benjamin Netanyahu’s main election challenger, centrist Benny Gantz, said on Wednesday it appeared from the exit polls that Israel’s longest-serving leader was defeated but that only official results would tell.152 days ago
Final opinion polls released Friday indicate another tight race between Likud and the centrist Blue and White alliance led by ex-military chief Benny Gantz, and a repeat stalemate cannot be ruled out.155 days ago
Netanyahu preferred a new ballot, set for 17 September, to the alternative, under which Israeli President Reuven Rivlin could have asked another politician to try and form a ruling coalition.263 days ago