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Netanyahu's power play pays off

Having created one surprise in pushing for an early general election, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has now delivered an even greater bomb-shell. The plan for early elections has been abandoned. Instead a new broadly-based governing coalition has been called into existence with the opposition centre-right Kadima party of Shaul Mofaz joining the government.


Israelis vote; Livni, Netanyahu in close race

The two front-runners in the race to rule Israel made last-minute appeals to voters as polls opened Tuesday in a close general election whose outcome could determine the course of Mideast peace negotiations.


Israeli election battle too close to call

Israel's national election is likely to be a cliff-hanger, pollsters said on Monday, on the eve of a vote in which right-winger Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party had been forecast to emerge victorious.


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