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Israel's leader Benjamin Netanyahu has survived a fight for his political life securing a record fifth term in office according to a vote tally on Wednesday with most of the vote counted Netanyahu had been running neck and neck with main rival Benny Gantz but despite neither of the candidates parties capturing the majority Netanyahu's Likud with clearly in a strong position to form a coalition with other right back is I name is a very I intend to quickly finish the work in order to form a national stable government the election was widely seen as a referendum on Netanyahu's character in the face of corruption allegations and was one of the closest races in views the man known as baby has been in power since two thousand and nine but now faces possible indictments in three Groff cases he's denied wrongdoing in all of the early a rival Gantz also claimed victory the former military had claiming late Tuesday night early exit polls showed his party had the leader of the Likud victory location of civilians in elections there are losers and elections there are winners and we are the winners , but by the early hours of Wednesday a clearer picture showed Netanyahu back in front , listing is watching the count from the west bank said the results showed there was little hope for a two state solution with Israel I think we have just witnessed clear cut the vote by the Israelis to maintain the status quo as far as we can use our content during the campaign Netanyahu alarms Palestinians by promising to annex Jewish settlements in the occupied west bank if you want Palestinian seekers state there and in the Gaza Strip the last round of US sponsored talks on a two state solution broke down in twenty fourteen final results in the county are expected by Friday