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Israeli PM Netanyahu’s Likud Party and Zionist Union to form coalition government

March 18, 2015, 12:34 UTC+3 TEL AVIV
The latest tally gives Likud 29 seats in the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, while the Zionist Union will get 24 seats
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TEL AVIV, March 18. /TASS/. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party has won Israel’s parliamentary elections, Israeli Central Elections Committee (CEC) said on Wednesday.

Likud will form a coalition with Yitzhak Herzog’s Zionist Union. The latest tally gives Likud 29 seats in the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, while the Zionist Union will get 24 seats. The final results of the election will be announced by March 25.

According to CEC, the parliamentary elections saw a record voter turnout over the decade at 71.8% The elections in 2013 saw a voter turnout at 66.6%, in 2009 - at 65.2%, and in 2006 - at 53.2%

Center-left Zionist Union confirmed its intention to form a coalition government.

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