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Israeli General Election 2019


Dame_Enda

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CNN says: One exit poll has Blue and White on 37, Likud on 33 and the Arabs on 12 seats. The combined Rightwing bloc are on 60 seats, which is a majority of about 2 when the Speaker is taken into account. The combined bloc of Blue and White (claims to be Centrist but critics say is also rightwing) and the Leftwing parties are on 48 according to the exit poll. One exit poll says some of the smaller rightwing parties havent reached the electoral threshhold to get seats, while the other two disagree. However a Channel 13 poll finds the rightwing bloc on 66 seats.

A re-election of the odious Bibi would suggest Trump's overt intervention in the election (on the Golan Heights and the declaration that the IRG are a terrorist group) would have swung it for him. Hopefully Bibi wont be re-elected but its far from clear Gantz would be any better for the peace process.

 

midlander12

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Depending on which exit poll you believe, the Arab parties will have either 6 or 12 seats, depending on whether the second one Balad passes the threshold. Otherwise the polls have Blue&White/Labour/Meretz on 49 on average, and Likud plus the various other right-wing dregs on 62, including 4 for Kulanu who are relatively secular and centrist but part of Bibi's coalition. It seems to me the only outside chance of Gantz becoming PM would be for him to have the support of both Arab parties, if they both pass the threshold, plus Kulanu if they switched sides. However, he's already pretty much refused to seek Arab support and they probably wouldn't be interested anyway.

Both main blocs did much better than opinion polls suggested, with several of the smaller parties like Zehut and New Right failing to make the threshold.

Israel Election 2019-Haaretz.com
 

Golah veNekhar

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Thank Hashem that the "New Right" have done crap and Zehut have as well. It would have been great though to see Caroline Glick doing her number in the Knesset.
 

Golah veNekhar

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Interesting that Shas are up- so much for the people who were predicting their decline.
 
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Security is the biggest issue for Israel which is why BB is back in power
And hardly surprising given the bunch of gangsters on all sides trying to wipe them out
Maybe at some point neighbouring juntas will agree to free elections too
We wish ...
 
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Fantastic achievement
Congrats to all involved in democrary in Israel
And FFailure to the haters


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