Israeli PM Lapid concedes election to Netanyahu

Posted on AllSides November 3rd, 2022
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Dalati Nohra via AP

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid has conceded the election, recognizing former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as his successor, Lapid's office confirmed to Fox News.

According to a statement from his office, Lapid has already called Netanyahu to congratulate him. Lapid told Netanyahu that he instructed his office to make arrangements for the transition of power.

"The state of Israel comes before any political consideration," Lapid said. "I wish Netanyahu success, for the sake of the people of Israel and the State of Israel."

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