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Likud, officially the Likud – National Liberal Movement, is a centre-right to right-wing political party in Israel. A secular party, it was founded in 1973 by Menachem Begin and Ariel Sharon in an alliance with several right-wing parties. Likud's landslide victory in the 1977 elections was a major turning point in the country's political history, marking the first time the left had lost power. In addition, it was the first time in Israel that a right-wing party won the plurality of the votes. However, after ruling the country for most of the 1980s, the party lost the Knesset election in 1992. Nevertheless, Likud's candidate Benjamin Netanyahu did win the vote for Prime Minister in 1996 and was given the task of forming a government after the 1996 elections. Netanyahu's government fell apart after a vote of no confidence, which led to elections being called in 1999 and Likud losing power to the One Israel coalition led by Ehud Barak.


Netanyahu weighing Likud leadership election: party spokesman

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is considering a snap leadership vote in his Likud party, a spokesman said on Thursday, adding a new twist to Israeli politics after two deadlocked general elections..
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Israel's president asks Netanyahu to try to form a government

Israel's president tasked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday with forming a new government led by his right-wing Likud party after power-sharing talks with his centrist rival, Benny Gantz,..
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Videos for Likud

Netanyahu's rival rebuffs his coalition bid [Video]Netanyahu's rival rebuffs his coalition bid

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a surprise unity government offer to his rival Benny Gantz after failing to win a majority in Tuesday's election. But the answer was 'no thanks', leaving..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:53Published

Netanyahu makes no victory claim in speech [Video]Netanyahu makes no victory claim in speech

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would work toward establishing "a strong Zionist government" without Arab parties support on Wednesday (September 18). (Rough cut - no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:51Published

Exit polls show Israel election too close to call [Video]Exit polls show Israel election too close to call

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's battle for political survival looked set to stretch on for days or weeks after exit polls following Tuesday's election showed the race too close to call...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:00Published

Netanyahu votes in election that could end his domination of national politics [Video]Netanyahu votes in election that could end his domination of national politics

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a battle for political survival in a closely fought election on Tuesday that could end his 10-year domination of national politics. Rough Cut (no..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:45Published

U.S. Democrat Omar hopes Israelis oust PM Netanyahu in elections [Video]U.S. Democrat Omar hopes Israelis oust PM Netanyahu in elections

A U.S. Democratic Representative who was once blocked from visiting the West Bank said on Sunday that she hopes Israelis "make a different decision" at the ballot box as that country heads toward..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:04Published

Former Netanyahu aide Lieberman could be Israeli kingmaker [Video]Former Netanyahu aide Lieberman could be Israeli kingmaker

A former nightclub bouncer with a heavy Russian accent, Avigdor Lieberman used to carry a fresh change of shirt for his political boss, Benjamin Netanyahu. He is now one of Israel's most prominent..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:58Published


Israel's president floats unity government between Netanyahu and Gantz

Israel's president on Sunday began consulting with party leaders to discuss who should lead the country after no clear victor emerged from last week's election, suggesting Prime Minister Benjamin..
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Netanyahu in post-election speech makes no victory claim

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made no victory claim or concession of defeat in a speech to his Likud party on Wednesday after exit polls showed no clear winner in an election race that was..
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Israeli election too close to call: exit polls

Israel's election on Tuesday was too close to call, exit polls indicated, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party virtually level with Benny Gantz's centrist Blue and White.
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Facebook briefly blocks Netanyahu chatbot on election day

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lashed out at Facebook on Tuesday after the social network blocked a "chatbot" from his right-wing Likud party's account for violating election day rules.
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Netanyahu vows to win Israeli snap election

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that his conservative Likud party would win a snap Israeli election called after he missed a deadline to form a coalition government.
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Netanyahu's Likud says it has control of half of parliament

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's conservative Likud party said on Wednesday it had signed up 60 of parliament's 120 lawmakers for a potential coalition, still short of a majority as a midnight..
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Explainer: Israeli election - with the final count in, who won and who lost?

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party has won 36 of the 120 seats in Israel's parliament, according to final results of Tuesday's election, putting him in pole position in negotiations to..
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Netanyahu, main rival neck and neck in Israel election's early exit polls

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's governing right-wing Likud Party appeared almost neck and neck with his main centrist rival for seats in parliament on election day, varying exit polls..
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Explainer: Netanyahu's corruption cases - What happens next?

Benjamin Netanyahu is the dominant Israeli politician of his generation. No rival comes close in political skill to the Likud Party leader known widely as "Bibi".
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