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Netanyahu emerges as clear winner of elections but faces bumpy ride

TEL AVIV - With nearly all votes counted, Israel's elections seemed to have a clear winner.

Even though Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud tied with his rival Benny Gantz's "Blue-White" party with 35 mandates each, the incumbent prime minister will have a much easier time to form a government thanks to the success of his right-wing satellite parties who together won 65 of 120 seats in the Knesset.

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