Israel’s Main Parties Begin Coalition Talks Following Deadlocked Elections

Leaders from Israel's two main parties held coalition talks Tuesday after neither candidate received the 61 seat majority in last week's election.

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s two largest parties met Tuesday to discuss the possibility of forming a unity government, in a long-shot effort to solve the political paralysis that has emerged from last week’s deadlocked national elections.

The meeting between party representatives comes a day after Blue and White leader Benny Gantz and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of the rival Likud party held their first working meeting since the vote. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin brought them together in hopes of breaking an impasse that could send the nation into months of political limbo and potentially force a third election in less than a year.

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