Israel’s highest turnout in the past 21 years seems to have worked for PM Netanyahu, as he finally claims right to form a government in Israel’s third national election in less than a year.
– Three exit polls reflect Gantz’s Blue & White party losing significant supporters to Netanyahu’s ruling Likud party.
Voting in Israel’s Election Day ended at 10pm Tuesday with the three main television exit polls predicting that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party will likely claim significantly more seats than Benny Gantz’s Blue & White party with the right-wing bloc appears to be only one short of a parliamentary majority. Continue Reading »
United Torah Judaism, the Ashkenazi ultra-Orthodox party loses one seat to Likud, but right-wing bloc remains unchanged at 55, while the Blue & White remains at 32 with its left-wing bloc unchanged at 44 mandates.
By ROSSELLA TERCATIN
The Central Election Committee announced 1 a.m. Wednesday that Likud won an extra seat compared to what they previously stated, bringing the total seats obtained by Benjamin Netanyahu’s party to 32, just one less than Benny Gantz’s Blue and White.
Moreover, the Ashkenazi ultra-Orthodox party United Torah Judaism moved from eight seats to seven seats.
The CEC released the “almost final” results on Friday. Continue Reading »
Right-wing faction heads established “right-wing parties bloc” headed by Netanyahu to hold joint coalition negotiations to form government.
– Gantz may have ‘won’, but a Blue & White gov’t can not be formed.
By Ido Ben Porat
Right-wing factions convened at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem Wednesday afternoon, deciding to establish a “right-wing bloc” headed by Prime Minister Netanyahu, that will work for the establishment of the next government.
It was decided to form a joint coalition negotiations team for all factions in the bloc.
Party heads with Netanyahu – Photo: Likud
In addition to Netanyahu, the meeting saw the participation of Minister Yariv Levin and faction heads: Yaakov Litzman, Moshe Gafni, Naftali Bennett, Rabbi Rafi Peretz, Ayelet Shaked, and Bezalel Smotrich. Continue Reading »