July 24 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The parties related to former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would add 60 seats in the next legislative elections, scheduled for November 1, only one less than necessary to govern with an absolute majority, according to a poll published this Sunday by the Israeli public television Kan .
Specifically, Netanyahu’s conservative Likud party would be the most voted and would achieve 35 seats, while other related parties would contribute another 25 seats when there are one hundred days left for the vote.
The second formation of the Israeli Knesset or Parliament would be the centrist Yesh Atid party of the current acting prime minister, Yair Lapid, with 22 seats, followed by Blue and White-New Hope, with 12.
Following behind are Religious Zionism (10), Shas (8), United Torah Judaism (7), the Joint List (6), the Labor Party (6), Yisrael Beitenu (5), Meretz (5) and Raam (4). The Yamina party would not get representation.
The parties that could form an alternative government to Netanyahu add between 54 and 53 seats, while the Joint Arab-Israeli List traditionally refuses to join any government coalition.
After the 2021 elections, eight parties from across the political spectrum agreed to a coalition government to remove Netanyahu from power after the corruption cases in which he is accused and after twelve years in government.
The coalition was led by the leader of the far-right Yamina, Naftali Bennett, as prime minister, and was scheduled to take over from Lapid in the middle of the legislature, but parliamentary support failed and early elections have finally been called, the fifth elections in three years.