Despite suffering a significant setback at the polls, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Wednesday afternoon the elections show the country wants him to continue to lead the nation.

Netanyahu told reporters that the coalition he will put together will deal with greater equality in carrying the military burden, institute cheaper housing and government reform.

Netanyahu said that he agreed with his No. 2, Avigdor Liberman, that the coalition negotiations would deal with those issues, alongside the diplomatic/security issues.

He repeated his desire to set up the widest coalition as possible.

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