Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu’s Likud party finished ahead, according to Israel polls.
Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Likud party won 33 lawmakers, leading the polls, according to Israel polls. The right-wing bloc, led by Netanyahu, however, has failed to reach the number of lawmakers needed for the coalition.
The right-wing bloc, seen as certain to back Likud in Israel’s fourth snap general election in two years, has reached 54 seats, according to Channel 13.
The Yamina party, led by Naftali Bennett, which is likely to back Netanyahu, won representation in parliament with seven lawmakers.
Accordingly, Netanyahu needs Yamina’s support to form a government, reaching 61 seats in the 120-seat Israel parliament.
The Likud Party has 31 MPs, according to a poll published by Israel’s Channel12 TV.
The right-wing bloc, which is expected to back Netanyahu to form a coalition government, held 53 seats.
According to these results, the Yamina Party, which is expected to play a key role in coalition talks, sent 8 deputies to parliament.
According to Channel 12’s exit poll, netanyahu would have 61 MPs to form a government if Yamina backed him.
Netanyahu’s rival, Yair Lapid’s Yessh Atid (Future Has a Future) Party, came in second with 16 seats, according to a Channel 13 poll.
The Common Arab List Bloc, a party of Palestinians who are Israel citizens, lost votes and fell to eight lawmakers.
The United Arab List (RAM), led by Mansur Abbas, who left the Common Arab List Bloc and ran alone, did not pass the electoral threshold of 3.25 percent.
According to Channel12’s exit poll, Yessh Atid won 18 MPs and the Common Arab List Bloc won 9. Mansur Abbas’ party failed to pass the electoral threshold.
Israel’s Central Election Commission is expected to announce the inconclusive results tomorrow.