11 Apr 2019

Israel election: Netanyahu keeps narrow grip on power

From Morning Report, 6:13 am on 11 April 2019

Incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on the cusp of securing a record fifth term as Israeli leader after a dramatic finish to a closely fought election race. With 97 percent of the votes counted, Mr Netanyahu's Likud Party is marginally ahead of Benny Gantz's Blue and White party and he appears best placed to form a government. A short time ago, US President Donald Trump spoke about the Israeli elections.