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Israel to hold elections in April

| Updated: December 28, 2018 15:26:25


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Israel to hold elections in April

Israel is set to hold a general election in April, the ruling coalition said on Monday.

The political partners decided to call the poll after failing to resolve a dispute over a draft conscription law for ultra-Orthodox Jews.

If PM Benjamin Netanyahu is returned to office he would be on course to become Israel's longest serving leader, reports BBC.

However a question mark hangs over his political future, with the attorney general due to decide whether the PM should be charged with corruption.

Mr Netanyahu is being investigated on suspicion of committing fraud and bribery in three cases.

He has denied the accusations, accusing political opponents of carrying out a witch-hunt against him.

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