-1.5 C
London
Friday, December 9, 2022

Netanyahu may be on track for dramatic comeback, Israeli exit polls suggest

Must read

The future is connected: 80% of traditional TV viewers want to switch within a year, says Finecast Kantar

Traditional TV viewing is rapidly declining India with the rise of smart TVs and the rising popularity of OTT services. Flexibility of the...

Nightly News Full Broadcast (December 8)

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience, please visit our site in a different browser.Now playingNightly News Full Broadcast (December 8)19:13NEXT...

Akros Technologies, an AI-powered wealth management platform, raises funding from Z Holdings • londonbusinessblog.com

Artificial intelligence is taking over almost every industry. The investment and financial sector is no exception. In the 2019 Deloitte reportthe company reveals...

The Game Awards 2022: all announcements and trailers

The Game Awards 2022 featured a huge amount of video game news and trailers that were not announced during Summer Game Fest. Game...
Shreya Christinahttps://londonbusinessblog.com
Shreya has been with londonbusinessblog.com for 3 years, writing copy for client websites, blog posts, EDMs and other mediums to engage readers and encourage action. By collaborating with clients, our SEO manager and the wider londonbusinessblog.com team, Shreya seeks to understand an audience before creating memorable, persuasive copy.

TEL AVIV – Just over a year after his ouster, former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looked on the brink of a political comeback in Tuesday’s election with the help of a far-right party led by one of the country’s most extreme politicians.

Israeli exit polls indicated that the bloc led by Netanyahu won a narrow majority in the 120-member parliament, while the outgoing coalition, led by Prime Minister Yair Lapid, was expected to win 54 seats.

Election officials worked all night counting votes. Early on Wednesday, nearly 45% of the votes had been counted and the final result remained unclear.

If the forecasts hold up, that would be a remarkable turnaround for Netanyahu, who had been Israel’s longest-serving prime minister and whose 15-year term was ended last year by an unusual coalition of opposition parties.

‘Nothing is guaranteed’

The coalition that Netanyahu . dethroned collapsed in June amid ideological differences, plunging Israel into its fifth election in less than four years — opening the door to a possible return by Netanyahu, 73, who is also on trial on corruption charges.

“I will replace this government, I hope – although nothing is guaranteed,” he said in an interview on Oct. 18.

Netanyahu’s hopes of forming a 61-seat majority government rest in part on the support of the far-right Jewish Power Party (Otzma Yehudit).

Once shunned by Israel’s political mainstream, Jewish Power and other far-right parties are enjoying unprecedented popularity heading into this election.

Most polls showed they won up to 10% of the seats in the Knesset, the Israeli parliament. If that projection holds, it would make them the third-largest faction in parliament and give them significant leverage in potential coalition negotiations with Netanyahu.

It would also likely mean a cabinet post for Itamar Ben Gvir, the incendiary leader of Jewish Power. Among other things, he supports the deportation of Arab citizens who are considered “disloyal” to Israel.

More articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest article

The future is connected: 80% of traditional TV viewers want to switch within a year, says Finecast Kantar

Traditional TV viewing is rapidly declining India with the rise of smart TVs and the rising popularity of OTT services. Flexibility of the...

Nightly News Full Broadcast (December 8)

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience, please visit our site in a different browser.Now playingNightly News Full Broadcast (December 8)19:13NEXT...

Akros Technologies, an AI-powered wealth management platform, raises funding from Z Holdings • londonbusinessblog.com

Artificial intelligence is taking over almost every industry. The investment and financial sector is no exception. In the 2019 Deloitte reportthe company reveals...

The Game Awards 2022: all announcements and trailers

The Game Awards 2022 featured a huge amount of video game news and trailers that were not announced during Summer Game Fest. Game...

Naked Truth by Kay Lenz

Who is Kay Lenz and where is she today? Wiki bio Kay Ann Lenz was born in Los Angeles, California, USA, on March 4,...