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Israel on course for new elections as kingmaker Lieberman refuses to back either side

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Israeli kingmaker Avigdor Lieberman on Wednesday refused to endorse a candidate for prime minister, virtually guaranteeing the country will be forced into a new election, the third in less than a year.

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Liebermans comments came ahead of a midnight deadline for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus rival, Benny Gantz, to form a coalition.

A September election left both Netanyahu and Gantz short of securing a required parliamentary majority to form a government, with Lieberman holding the decisive votes.

But after weeks of negotiations, Lieberman said he could not endorse either side.

“I made every effort. I turned over every stone,” he said.

Lieberman had called for a national unityRead More – Source

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