The number two man on the Blue and White party list, MK Yair Lapid, who chairs the Yesh Atid party, fears the entry of Ehud Barak and his Democratic Israel party into the election race may blow the race for the left/centrist parties.
Speaking to KAN Reshet Bet Radio, Lapid said regarding Barak’s return to the political arena, “We do not know how it is going to end, but he is not going to pass the minimum electoral threshold”.
In an election poll released by News11 on Tuesday evening, the Blue and White party dropped from 34 in an earlier poll to 30, the same as Likud. So, while they both dropped a number of seats, they remain neck and neck and each vote will make a difference.
The poll concluded that neither the right-wing/chareidi bloc or the left/centrist/Arab bloc earn a sufficient number of votes to form a coalition government.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)