Benjamin Netanyahu and his allies win a majority in the Israeli parliament

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photo released, Reuters

Israel’s Elections Commission confirmed that former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his allies won a majority in the parliamentary elections that took place on Tuesday.

His right-wing coalition won 64 of the 120 Knesset seats.

As for the Center bloc, led by outgoing Prime Minister Yair Lapid, it won 51 seats.

Lapid admitted defeat, saying he would instruct his office to prepare for the handover of power to the new prime minister.

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