In Israel, uncertainty emerged from the ballot box


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In Israel uncertainty emerged from the ballot box

Political turmoil continues in Israel. Right-wing parties expected to back Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have 59 seats, failing to reach a majority to form a coalition government.

As the counting of votes cast in Israel’s snap election on March 23rd continues, inconclusive results suggest that right-wing parties expected to back the coalition led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have failed to reach the 61 lawmakers needed to form a coalition government.

More than 91 percent of the votes cast in Tuesday’s snap elections were counted, according to Israel’s Central Election Commission.

As of now, Netanyahu’s Likud Party has sent 30 lawmakers to the 120-seat Parliament, leading the election.

Netanyahu’s yesh Atid (Future) Party, led by Yair Lapid, is in second place, with 17 MPs.

Shas 9, one of the parties representing ultra-Orthodox Jews, and the United Torah entered parliament with 7 seats.

Blue-White 8, led by Defence Minister Benny Gantz, and Naftali Bennett’s Yamina won 7.

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