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Netanyahu Pledges to Win Snap Election as Israeli MPs Vote to Dissolve Parl't

© AP Photo / Oded BaliltyA man walks by an election campaign billboard showing Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Likud party leader, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, April 7, 2019
A man walks by an election campaign billboard showing Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Likud party leader, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, April 7, 2019 - Sputnik International
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TEL AVIV (Sputnik) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has promised that his party would win the snap elections that would be held for the second time in two months, following the dissolution of the parliament.

"We will carry out a sharp and clear campaign and we will win", Netanyahu told reporters after the vote.

Netanyahu explained that he was unable to form the government due to the unwillingness of former Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, heading the secular Yisrael Beytenu party, to make concessions to religious parties which Netanyahu planned to include in the coalition.

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One of the points of disagreement concerned, particularly, the issue of conscription of Jewish seminary students for military service.

Lieberman has repeatedly said he could imagine only Netanyahu on the position of the Israeli prime minister but refused to reach compromise with religious parties.

Participants in the Jewish event of Holocaust remembrance walk in the former Nazi German World War II death camp of Auschwitz shortly before the start of the annual March of the Living in which young Jews from around the world walk from Auschwitz to Birkenau in memory of the 6 million Holocaust victims, in Oswiecim, Poland, Thursday, May 2, 2019 - Sputnik International
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The previous elections were held in Israel on 9 April. However, the Israeli lawmakers voted to dissolve the parliament on Thursday, opening the way for the snap vote. The parliament's right-wing coalition, dominated by Netanyahu's Likud party, has supported the parliament dissolution in order to avoid a scenario where the right to form the government would be given to Benny Gantz, the leader of the opposition centrist Kachol Lavan coalition.

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