Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seemed aimed at Election victory This Wednesday. With 86% of the general election vote counted, he and his far-right allies will secure a stable majority in parliament.
The right-wing party, according to Central Election Commission data, counted about 3.8 million votes in Tuesday’s election Likud Netanyahu would be the primary force with 31 seats, and he would need 65 seats to return to power with the support of his allies.
The count is still ongoing and the results are not final. But if early signs are correct, Israel could have one of its most right-wing governments, bolstered by a strong performance of radical nationalism. Religious Zionist PartyIts members use inflammatory rhetoric against Arabs and the LGBTQ community.
Early results point to a continued rightward shift among Israeli voters, further reducing hopes for peace with the Palestinians and setting the stage for a potential confrontation with the US government there and its supporters.
Lapid’s centrist party, Yesh Addit, will continue to be the second force with some 24 seats, but the left-wing coalition organization Meretz has so far not surpassed the 3.25% of the vote to gain representation. This would drop 4 seats from the coalition against Netanyahu.
The numbers show that Netanyahu has outnumbered his opponents and said he is unfit to rule. Tried corruption And they refused to form a government with him. His associates have promised to help him avoid possible punishment.
“We are on the verge of a very big victory,” Netanyahu, 73, told supporters at a rally in Jerusalem early Wednesday. “I will establish a nationalist government that will take care of all Israeli citizens without exception”.
Election officials worked through the night and by early Wednesday morning nearly 80% of the votes had been counted. The vote was as close as previous polls, but indicators showed Netanyahu would be back as prime minister with a solid majority in the 120 seats in the Israeli parliament.
With Netanyahu and his allies expected to win more than the 61 seats needed to form a government, the country is as divided as ever, but the protracted political crisis could end.
If Netanyahu’s allies win, The speaks add one Government coalition Static lasts for weeks.
Netanyahu is Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, having ruled for 12 consecutive years and 15 years in total, until he was replaced last year by a centrist-led coalition. Yair Labit.
But the group formed by Labid, which included the first Arab formation in the Israeli government, collapsed after more than a year in power, plagued by internal strife. According to the polls, only 54 seats will be available for these bodies.
Early Wednesday morning, Lapid stressed to his supporters that the election race was far from decided.
“Until the last envelope is counted, nothing is over, nothing is final,” he said.
The best result of the night saw far-right lawmaker Ben-Givir’s Religious Zionist party emerge as the third-most-voted force.
Israel held its fifth election in four years this Tuesday, November 1, and is seeking to break out of the political deadlock and vicious cycle that has led to an election cycle since 2019.
(With information from AP and EFE)