The Sift Here’s what we’re Sifting today

Israel votes in early election

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/17/19, 11:22 am

Israelis returned to the polls on Tuesday for a snap election in the absence of a clear governing majority. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party won the most seats in parliament in April but could not get other parties to join it to form a majority coalition.

What are Netanyahu’s chances? In an attempt to earn more support on Monday, he vowed to annex parts of the Palestinian-held West Bank if he returns to office for a fourth term. His Likud party still faces a tight race against the Blue and White party, whose leader, Benny Gantz, emphasized ongoing corruption allegations against Netanyahu during the campaign.

Dig deeper: Read my report in World Tour about the corruption allegations against Netanyahu.

Read more from The Sift Sign up for The Sift email
Onize Ohikere

Onize is a reporter for WORLD Digital based in Abuja, Nigeria.

Read more from this writer