With the victory of the current Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. and his party, the Likud, to not deserve any doubt in the elections that took place this Tuesday, the only doubt is whether or not the next prime minister will be able to add a sufficient support block around him to reach the 61 seats that will give you the majority in the Knesset, the Hebrew State Parliament.
All projections point to the strong possibility that this will happen: Israeli television channels say, in the polls conducted at the polls, that Likud will win 31 seats, to which it may add the votes of religious parties, plus the seven probable seats of the extreme right of the Yamina party, which will add up to the ‘magic’ sum of 61 seats.
It remains to be seen how this bloc could take shape: if in a coalition regime, if only with parliamentary support. For all intents and purposes, Netanyahu has ruled in both ways, without the results have been stable.
The final results will not be known, at best, until the end of the week – given that the counts will be slower because of the pandemic.
Also noteworthy is Benjamin Gantz’s Blue and White coalition, which practically disappeared from the Israeli political spectrum – after having joined, with Netanyahu, the government that was in charge of the country until this week. The fact that he did not achieve effective action in power, contrary to what he did while he was the leader of the opposition, caused the party to be very badly positioned. It is in the group of ten parties whose results will oscillate, according to the same polls, between eight and five seats.
The dispersion of results is, therefore, a reality – which will somehow facilitate the existence of the next government, since it implies difficulties for those who want to lead the opposition.
The polls ended with a vote that did not reach the 70% mark, unlike previous elections – which seems to demonstrate, in addition to the pandemic issue, that the Israelis are tired of being called to the polls in the next two years for the fourth time. turn.
The campaign was conditioned by the Covid-19 pandemic and carried out mainly by videoconference and on social networks, dominated by the vaccination campaign against the new Coronavirus and by the competition between groups in favor and against Benjamin Netanyahu, the outgoing Prime Minister.
Source: with Agencies