Is­raelis Had Voted In April, But Some Say Fresh Vote May Not Change Any­thing

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Sport - Although Ne­tanyahu’s Likud failed to seal a coali­tion that would’ve given him the to­tal 61 seats needed to form govern­ment, his po­ten­tial part­ners won at least half of the 50 seats bagged by other par­ties

Ne­tanyahu’s Likud party and Gantz’s

Blue and White took

each of the 120-mem­ber Knes­set, the Is­raeli par­lia­ment, in the April vote. But Ne­tanyahu, who had the first shot at form­ing the govern­ment, failed to close coali­tion talks, lead­ing to fresh polls

35 seats

Is­real is a par­lia­men­tary democ­racy with seats in Knes­set al­lo­cated by pro­por­tional rep­re­sen­ta­tion to party lists. In or­der to win seats, a party must get at least 3.25% of to­tal votes, which works out to 4 seats No party has ever won out­right ma­jor­ity in the 71 years of the Knes­set and ex­perts say the re­poll too may throw up a sim­i­lar re­sult as the April vote. In fact, two sur­veys gave Likud 32 seats, one more than Blue and White, which suggests that suc­cess­ful coali­tion talks will de­cide who comes power for the next four years

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