Israelis will head back to the polls for the third general election in under a year after the two biggest parties failed to make a power-sharing deal before a Wednesday deadline.

PM Benjamin Netanyahu, who heads the right-wing Likud party, and his main rival Benny Gantz, a previous armed force chief and leader of the centrist Blue and White alliance, were not able to build a governing coalition following an uncertain September general election. It is the second time this year that the leading parties failed to form a government after a national vote.

President Reuven Rivlin had offered all officials the chance to cobble together a dominant part coalition in the nation’s 120-seat parliament, however, this methodology additionally failed, implying that the nation will presently head to the polls on March 2.

Gantz and Netanyahu went head to head for the second time on September 17, with Blue and White winning 33 seats contrasted and Likud’s 32, in a vote that was called after an April election likewise failed to create a government. Be that as it may, neither party leader managed to verify a coalition of 61 seats, as kingmaker Avigdor Lieberman, who leads the extreme right Yisrael Beiteinu party, declined to back either competitor.

An endeavor to form a national unity government comprising of the three parties, with Netanyahu and Gantz turning the prime minister position, at last failed as they were not ready to concur who should fill in as PM first.

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