Fifth general election in four years: What to expect from Israel's upcoming vote | DW News

The election on November 1 could oust centrist Prime Minister Yair Lapid and see the return of his predecessor, Benjamin Netanyahu — with the help of the far right. At 73, Israel’s arguably most polarizing politician is vying for another term as prime minister.
Similar to previous occasions, this election appears to be a referendum on whether Israel’s longest-serving prime minister and head of the conservative Likud party will be able to return to power.
The election, the fifth in under four years, was called for in June, after Israel’s coalition government, composed of eight ideologically diverse parties, from the right, center and left, and an Arab party, collapsed after losing its razor-thin majority after the first year. Drawn together primarily by the desire to oust Netanyahu, they had little in common politically.


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