The coalition led by former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to be making a dramatic return to power in Israel on Wednesday after counting more than 85 percent of the vote. Counting of votes is going on now and results are not final. The final result is expected on Friday.
Post-poll polls in Israel indicated Netanyahu and his allies winning enough seats to return to power after a three-and-a-half-year political deadlock. Post-poll polls by three major Israeli TV stations said Netanyahu and his allies could win 65 seats in the 120-member parliament.
The political party ‘Likud’ is expected to get a clear majority in Israel’s general elections. About 90 percent of the votes have been counted so far and trends have shown that Benjamin Netanyahu is once again going to take power in Israel. Israel went to the polls on Tuesday. This is the fifth time in less than four years that a general election has been held to break the political deadlock that has crippled the country.
About 67.8 million citizens were eligible to vote for the election of the 25th Parliament (Knesset) in Israel. Israel has been at a political standstill since 73-year-old Netanyahu was charged with bribery, fraud and betrayal in 2019. Netanyahu has been Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, ruling for 12 consecutive years and 15 years in total. He had to step down from power last year.
After counting 88.6 percent of the votes, Likud Party got 32 seats, Yesh Atid 24, RZP 14, National Unity Party 12, Shas 11 seats. Let us tell you, before the counting of votes, the exit polls estimated that the alliance of Netanyahu’s party Likud could get about 65 seats.
After this, Netanyahu, the country’s longest-serving prime minister, is facing instability and there are possibilities of forming a coalition government in the country. Israelis voted on Tuesday as part of the country’s second general election in five months.