A new opinion poll has shown that Israeli parties will fight to form a new stable government after the upcoming elections unless the factions demonstrate their willingness to change their allegiance.
A poll conducted by the Panels Politics Institute and published by the Maariv newspaper showed that if elections were held today, the Likud-led bloc of far-right and religious parties and the eight-party bloc of the outgoing coalition, Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid, would receive an equal number of votes.
The poll showed that the Likud party led by opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu will receive 34 seats, Yesh Atid party led by Yair Lapid – 21 seats, Religious Zionism led by Bezalel Smotrich – 9 seats, Benny Gantz’s Blue and whites 21. get 8 seats, and Judaism United Torah Party led by Moshe Gafni 7 seats, Merav Michaeli 7 seats, Shas 7 seats, Joint List led by Ayman Odeh 6 seats and Yisrael Beytenu Party » Avigdor Lieberman 5 places.
According to the poll, Yamina, New Hope, Mansour Abbas’s party and Nitzan Horowitz’s Meretz party will each receive 4 seats, which is the minimum required to overcome the electoral barrier.
According to this estimate, each specific block will receive 57 seats, and the remaining six seats will go to the Joint List, which does not support any of the blocks. But the eight parties that make up the current government will not necessarily remain united after the differences in the coalition.
Source: The Times of Israel.