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Lapid congratulates Netanyahu, wishes him luck ‘for the sake of the Israeli people’

Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu on November 2, 2022 (left); Outgoing prime minister Yair Lapid in Tel Aviv on October 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov; Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)
Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu on November 2, 2022 (left); Outgoing prime minister Yair Lapid in Tel Aviv on October 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov; Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)

Prime Minister Yair Lapid calls Benjamin Netanyahu and congratulates him on his election victory, his office says, as final result show the pro-Netanyahu bloc with 64 Knesset seats following this week’s election.

Lapid tells Netanyahu he’s instructed all departments of the Prime Minister’s Office to prepare for an orderly transfer of power.

“The State of Israel is above any political consideration,” Lapid says. “I wish Netanyahu luck for the sake of the people of Israel and the State of Israel.”

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