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  Netanyahu orders ministers out, sets stage for new elections  Prime Minister called for the dismissal of two critical members of his Cabinet and announced he'd call for the dissolution of the nation's legislature Jerusalem mayor Barkat re-elected  The secular mayor Nir Barkat has won a second term in a hard-fought campaign that saw him fending off a challenge   Netanyahu pledge after narrow win
  Netanyahu claims poll victory

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  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has claimed victory in parliamentary election. Estimates gave both sides 27 seats each in the 120-seat Knesset
 Exit polls suggesting his Likud party had finished in a virtual tie with the left-of-centre Zionist Union. Netanyahu said he had already spoken to the leaders of other right-of-centre parties about forming a new government

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  Israeli Prime Minister has pledged to form 'as broad a government as possible' after his alliance won a narrow election victory
 The centrist Yesh Atid party came second with a predicted 18-19 seats, with Labour next on 17


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  Benjamin Netanyahu and Tzipi Livni have claimed victory in a snap general election; results are still unclear

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Sep.17   Livni claims win in Kadima vote
  The foreign minister Tzipi Livni has claimed victory in the contest to lead ruling party with exit polls suggesting she had clear margin Jul.31 Netanyahu calls for early elections  Olmert 's top rival Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel should get rid of its current governing coalition and go straight to early elections Jun.25   PM avoids early elections  The lawmakers have reached a last-minute deal that will allow embattled Olmert to stay in power for a few more months May.29 Olmert party rival looks to polls

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Jun.13   Peres elected Israel's president
  Elder statesman Shimon Peres was elected 9th president, capping a campaign to extend his six-decade political career Jun.12 Barak wins Labor Party runoff
May.28 Peretz 'loses' Labour party vote

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Mar.28   Kadima wins at polls
  Acting Prime Minister Olmert's 4-month-old centrist party took the largest share of parliamentary seats.    The party Kadima , formed by Sharon late last year when he broke from the Likud bloc, earned 28 seats, the most seats in the 120-member Knesset. Other big winners were the Labor party wit...
Jan.3 Palestinian campaigners stopped

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Dec.25 Israel reconsiders Jerusalem vote
Dec.21 Palestinian elections threatened Nov.17   Sharon agrees to early Israel vote  Prime Minister and Amir Peretz have agreed to hold elections between the end of February and the end of March Jan.7 Palestinian candidate ejected Map of East Jerusalem Israel  The chief candidate Mustafa Barghouti has been barred from East Jerusalem after his arrest by Israeli police

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Aug.19 Labour urges early poll
May.2   Likud voted against withdrawal from Gaza  Prime minister's plan fails to win party support. Sharon has said failure could lead to new elections

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Jan.28   Sharon wins election, calls for unity
  Prime Minister has hailed Likud Party's triumph as 'historic' and said he will seek to create a broad-based government
  Sharon tipped to win poll  Likud party appears set for a convincing victory but has the challenge of forming a stable government Jan.26 Likud plead for more support
Jan.10 Sharon speech blackout  Central Elections Committee pulled the plug on a news conference by Prime Minister

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Nov.28 Sharon wins Likud Leadership Vote  Prime Minister defeated Foreign Minister Netanyahu for control of the Likud party in a primary election Nov.19 Mitzna selected as Labor Party leader  Party members chose a relative newcomer to national politics to lead them, a dovish former Israeli general Nov.5 Israel calls early elections
  Sharon has called early elections to be held within 90 days after attempts to put together a new coalition government failed Nov.4 Sharon discusses early election  Prime Minister has met President Moshe Katsav to discuss the possibility of holding early elections

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Dec.10 Barak, Netanyahu run for PM   Israel: Labor Party named Barak as its candidate. Netanyahu cannot run as long as parliament remains intact.

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