Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party achieved a sweeping victory in Tuesday’s national election gaining six mandates over center-left contender Zionist union. CCTV’s Stephanie Freid filed this report from Tel Aviv.
Mixed reaction to Israeli election resultsIsrael Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party achieved a "sweeping victory" in Tuesday’s national election gaining six mandates over center-left contender Zionist union. CCTV's Stephanie Freid in Tel Aviv filed this story from Tel Aviv.
- Netanyahu says he’ll form a government within weeks, but moderate and left leaning citizens and international partners are concerned over the potential makeup of that coalition.
- The numbers indicate Benjamin Netanyahu will be prime minister of Israel again, a fourth term.
- Center-left wing voters expressed shock and dismay over the decisive victory
Political analyst Michael Brooks discusses Israel election
Observers say the international community may have reason to be concerned about Netanyahu’s coalition government. It could pose a challenge for its allies.
For more on what the elections mean in Israel and beyond its borders, CCTV America interviewed Michael Brooks, a political analyst.