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Netanyahu on cusp of victory in dramatic election finale

Jerusalem (CNN)Benjamin Netanyahu's hopes of securing a record fifth term as Israeli Prime Minister are on hold for the moment, after early results showed a tight election race with his main rival.Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party appear neck and neck with the centrist Blue and White party led by Benny Gantz, with more than 90% of votes counted.Both sides are projected to win 35 seats each based on actual results, report Israel's Channel 12 and 13.Netanyahu's Likud party has secured 26.28% of the vote so far, while Gantz's Blue and White has 25.97% -- a difference of less than 13,000 votes, according to the results from the Central Elections Committee.But Netanyahu may have the advantage when it comes to putting together a coalition. His b ...
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