Benjamin Netanyahu wins re-election

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Regardless of the possible criminal charges looming over him, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu retained the reigns of the state of Israel, and boosted his Likud Party to control the 120 seat Knesset.

Netanyahu will now be the longest serving Prime Minister in Israel’s history, surpassing four-term Minister David Ben-Gurion.

“It’s a night of tremendous victory,” Netanyahu told supporters early Wednesday. “I was very moved that the nation of Israel once again entrusted me for the fifth time, and with an even greater trust.”