Netanyahu Becomes Longest-Serving Israeli Prime Minister

But Netanyahu faces a new election in September.
Posted at 3:33 PM, Jul 20, 2019

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is officially the country's longest-serving prime minister.

Saturday marks his 4,876th day in office — with a ten-year hiatus in between his first term and his next one. That surpasses Israel's founding father, David Ben-Guiron. Netanyahu was first elected in 1996, then again in 2009 and every election after that.

Despite hitting this milestone, Netanyahu is facing an election in September. It comes less than a year after the country's previous election. The new vote is due to Netanyahu failing to form a coalition government.