Israel's Blue and White leader Benny Gantz, the main challenger to incumbent Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, conceded defeat in a speech from Tel Aviv on Wedneday.
Gantz said he accepted the people's decision and acknowledged his party failed to unseat Netanyahu but expressed satisfaction for building «an alternative».
«We established a true governmental alternative. Netanyahu... Еще gathered the extremists, ate away its partners and this is the score we got», he said.
Netanyahu's Likud and smaller right-wing and religious parties have won 65 seats in the 120-seat Knesset and look set to form a governing coalition.