The latest election poll shows that once again, none of the parties are capable of forming a coalition government without the inclusion of Avigdor Lieberman and his Yisrael Beitenu party. One is reminded that it was the inability to reach agreement with Lieberman following the April 2019 election that led to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu dissolving the Knesset and calling for early elections.
According to the poll, if elections were held today, the outcome would be as follows:
Blue & White 31
Joint Arab List 10
Yisrael Beitenu 9
Yahadut Hatorah 8
Democratic Camp 7
The poll also shows that the Otzma Yehudit party is getting stronger and nearing the minimum electoral threshold to enter the 22nd Knesset, earning 2.7% of the vote, which is three seats. The party requires 3.5% of the vote, which is four seats, to get into Knesset.
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The above represents a 4% decline in support for PM Netanyahu, since the last poll conducted by the Midgam Institute headed by Manu Geva.
• Right-wing/chareidim 56
• Left-wing/centrist 45
• Joint Arab List 10
• Yisrael Beitenu 9
For a first time, the Arab parties have announced, if their conditions are met, they would consider entering the coalition government if it is headed by MK Benny Gantz.
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(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)