New Poll Shows Netanyahu With Slight Lead If “Direct Elections” For Prime Minister Were Held


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Over the past day, a new initiative has gained a lot of attention in the media, one that might solve the deadlock aimed at sending Israel to a third national election. The initiative is being spearheaded by the Shas faction head Aryeh Deri, who is pushing forth a law that would allow Israelis to vote directly for a Prime Minister instead of holding a general election.

The law would see an election just regarding that issue and leave the Knesset as is. Parties would then vote for or against a piece of legislation as they see fit and the government would not fall should a law not pass.

Channel 12 news publicized the poll according to which Netanyahu would garner 40 percent of the votes while Gantz would bring in only 36 percent

Some 24 percent said that they either would not vote or that they don’t know who they would vote for.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. so what good is having a PM elected if there is no chance of his making a government?

    We had this before; it did not work and was stopped. Deri should shut up and just continue his …..