(Deutsche Welle) Benjamin Netanyahu won another term as leader of the ruling right-wing Likud party on Thursday, easily defeating his single hard-right challenger, Danny Danon. Netanyahu's re-election comes ahead of snap polls set for March.
Elections for the Knesset, Israel's parliament, were moved up from 2017 after Likud's shaky coalition with both the secular Yesh Atid party and the Zionist party Jewish Home fell apart.
"With nearly 60 percent of the ballots counted, Benjamin Netanyahu took 80 percent of the vote and Danny Danon 20 percent," Likud spokeswoman Noga Katz told news agency AFP, adding that the final results would be known later Thursday.
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