How did Netanyahu win the elections again?

His duress only made his loyalists join him as he circled his wagons

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May 3, 2019 04:38
How did Netanyahu win the elections again?

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, thank supporters at a Likud celebratory rally in Tel Aviv on April 10, after it became clear that he had won the election. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

 
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Having turned 10 last February, the era to which historians will surely attach Benjamin Netanyahu’s name seemed to have entered its twilight, as Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit said he intends to indict the four-term prime minister on three corruption charges, pending a hearing.

Instead, twilight gave way to a fifth electoral victory, the swiftest Netanyahu has ever struck, a triumph so overwhelming it has left all wondering whether his legal travails, rather than end his era, are merely the bang announcing the dawn of its second decade.

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