Poll Shows Israeli Political Deadlock Continues
The Israeli political deadlock seems likely to continue even after the elections set for Nov. 1, a new poll has found.
The breakdown shows:
Likud: 34 seats
Yesh Atid: 21
Religious Zionists: 10
Blue and White: 8
United Torah Judaism: 7
Joint List: 6
Yisrael Beiteinu: 5
New Hope: 4
Former Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s Yamina party, which is now led by Ayelet Shaked, may not pass the Knesset threshold.
The poll gives former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his allies 59 seats, two short of the majority required to form a government. He would have to peel off at least one of the parties associated with the “anti-Netanyahu” bloc in order to return to office.
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