Israel’s Netanyahu struggles to form government before deadline

Israel’s Netanyahu struggles to form government before deadline

The Guardian

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Veteran leader has until midnight to form government after inconclusive election on 23 March

Benjamin Netanyahu is struggling to form a government in Israel ahead of a midnight deadline, with few signs that the country’s longest-serving leader can end more than two years of political deadlock.

Following an inconclusive snap election on 23 March – the fourth since 2019 – the 71-year-old leader had hoped to clinch what would be a unique and historic partnership in Israeli politics.

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