Poll Shows Gantz With 33 Seats, Netanyahu With 27 As Voting Ends


As voting officially comes to an end in Israel’s high-stakes national election, an i24NEWS poll shows the centrist Blue & White alliance led by former army chief Benny Gantz with 33 seats over incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud party with 27 seats.

Polling stations closed across the country at 10:00 p.m. local time, with final results expected around noon on Wednesday.

While Gantz appears in position to unseat Netanyahu after more than a decade in power, it remains unclear whether he will be able to pull together enough support to assemble a viable coalition — which requires a 61-seat majority in the 120-seat Knesset (parliament) in order to govern.

Read more at i24NEWS.



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