Mansour Abbas, head of the conservative Islamic Raam party, speaks to a crowd in the Israeli village of Maghar in March. Photo: AFP
Mansour Abbas, head of the conservative Islamic Raam party, speaks to a crowd in the Israeli village of Maghar in March. Photo: AFP
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Israel election: Islamic party leader Mansour Abbas emerges as surprise kingmaker

  • After an inconclusive vote, the Arab Israeli politician holds a pivotal role in determining whether a stable governing coalition can be formed
  • No Arab party has ever served in such a coalition, and the last time an Arab faction supported one was in the 1990s

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Mansour Abbas, head of the conservative Islamic Raam party, speaks to a crowd in the Israeli village of Maghar in March. Photo: AFP
Mansour Abbas, head of the conservative Islamic Raam party, speaks to a crowd in the Israeli village of Maghar in March. Photo: AFP
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