Netanyahu to be next Prime Minister of Israel; Lapid admits defeat in Israeli elections
Thursday’s defeat by the Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lepid was acknowledged and Benjamin Netanyahu, whose coalition right-wing parties won a comfortable majority in parliament, was congratulated. This will allow him to form the next government in Israel and end the political impasse that has plagued the country.
With 99 percent of the votes counted, Netanyahu’s right-wing bloc holds a comfortable lead, with 64 seats in Knesset’s 120-member Knesset. This opens the way for his triumphant return.
Netanyahu’s ruling Likud won 32 seats while Yair Lapid, the outgoing Prime Minister, got 24 seats for his Yesh Atid party.
After the final count, the biggest surprise in the polls was the Religious Zionism far-right party, which won 14 seats and became the third largest party.
Shas and United Torah Judaism, Netanyahu’s likely coalition partners, won 11 and 7 seats, respectively, bringing the bloc’s total to 64.
Benny Gantz, Defence Minister, won 12 seats for the National Unity party, while Avigdor Lieberman, Finance Minister, got six, one more after counting double-envelope votes.
Each of the Arab-majority parties Hadash-Ta’al, United Arab List and United Arab List received five seats. However, the breakaway Balad party did not reach the 3.25 percent threshold required to be admitted to the Knesset.
Labour, once ruling party in Israel was just above the 3.25 percent electoral threshold and won four seats.
Meretz, a left-leaning party, was just a few thousand voters away from making it into the next Knesset. This ended a three-decade-long period of political representation since 1992, when it was formed.
Lapid, who served as interim prime Minister for the past four-months, stated that he called Netanyahu to congratulate him on his victory.
He also stated that he had instructed all departments within the Prime Minister’s Office for a orderly transfer.
Lapid tweeted that “The State of Israel is beyond any political consideration.” “I wish Netanyahu success for the sake of Israel’s people and the State of Israel.”
The latest information from the Central Elections Committee shows that Netanyahu’s Likud Party will win 31 seats and Prime Minister Lapid’s Yesh Atid 24 Religious Zionism 14, Shas 11 (United Torah Judaism) will get eight seats.
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