Israel holds March 2 poll – unless government formed in next 48 hours

Israel’s politicians have until Wednesday to beat the clock. If one of the 120 Knesset members garners a 61-seat majority for forming a government in the next two days  – a task which defeated prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu and opposition leader Benny Gantz – Israel will be saved from its third general election in a year. If not, the two main parties have agreed to the Knesset setting  election day on March 2.

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