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World leaders congratulate Netanyahu, but no word yet from France, UK, Germany

As the drama over the vote counts continues in the Knesset on Thursday, world leaders continue to call Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over his election victory, especially those who have a close relationship with him.

As of Thursday evening, Netanyahu took congratulatory calls from US President Donald Trump and his VP Mike Pence, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández, and Prime Minister of the Bulgarian government Boyko Borissov.

Netanyahu’s office scheduled additional calls with foreign heads of state for the coming days.

The leaders of countries such as France, Britain and Germany have not yet called to congratulate, but are expected to do so either after the final election results are announced, or when the new government is sworn in, which will likely take place in several weeks.

Raphael Ahren

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