After the success of his right-wing camp in the parliamentary election in Israel head of government Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking to form a new coalition.

The Israeli television reported that the 69-Year-old had already recorded prior to the issuance of the official order by the state President in contact with potential partners.

since 2009, consistently ruling right-wing conservative Netanyahu (69) can be expected after the parliamentary elections on Tuesday with a fifth term of office. His party, Likud received 35 mandates, only as many seats as the opposition Alliance Blue-and-White, but Netanyahu may be based, including Alliance partners, is expected to be on 65 of the 120 mandates:

As a natural coalition partner for Netanyahu’s strictly religious parties Shas and United Torah Judaism, each of the eight mandates apply. The ultra-right Israel Beitenu of Avigdor Lieberman, and the Union of right-wing parties each received five mandates. Youth of Finance Minister Moshe Kachlon came on four mandates.

Israeli media reported that technical problems and delays in the counting of the votes cast. Right-wing parties called for an examination. Education Minister Naftali Bennett and justice Minister Ajelet Schaked have failed according to the previous information with their party, The New rights at the threshold of 3.25 per cent. The other parties were the only seats in the single-digit range.

President Reuven Rivlin, this must be ordered within two weeks of officially the most promising candidates, with the formation of the government. Next week, Rivlin wants to resume talks with the various coalition Chairman. This is the first to be broadcast live, in order to ensure more transparency.

U.S. President Donald Trump congratulated Netanyahu on Wednesday. His electoral success will increase the chances for peace in the Middle East, Trump said to journalists in Washington. After the formation of the new government in Israel is expected with the release of the long-announced peace plan of Trump.

The CDU foreign policy expert, Jürgen Hardt sees Netanyahu is now faced with the challenge internationally, and to promote in their own country to friends. “We feel a widespread Israel hostile attitude in large Parts of the international community,” said Hardt, the “Passauer Neue Presse” (Thursday). “This camp needs to be broken up. As a German, we would be glad to help.”

Hardt appreciated the outcome of the elections as proof that Israel is the only vibrant democracy in the region of the world. It will, in the future, “will give a strong, clearly formed Opposition against the policy of Netanyahu’s”. On the side of the Palestinians, the Hamas and the Fatah would have to clarify “their power issues in a peaceful and democratic way,” he said. “It is the question of who speaks for the Palestinians.” The burden on the peace process.

As an error, the CDU politician described the decision of the United States, the Israeli-occupied Syrian Golan heights as Israeli territory. “We are not able to agree to an annexation of the Golan heights by Israel. Also, long-term occupation of a territory does not lead to the entitlement to inclusion,” he said.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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