Netanyahu failed to win ruling majority

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to win a ruling majority in the elections held on Tuesday.

Results delivered an almost tie between Netanyahu and a center-left grouping led by former military chief Benny Gantz.

According to almost complete results published on Wednesday, the outcome of the elections ia actually a new blow to Netanyahu, already weakened by the inability to put together an administration after an inconclusive election in April.

The Likud-led bloc looked set to control 55 of parliament’s 120 seats, with 56 going to a center-left alliance - in both cases falling short of a majority government of 61 lawmakers.