Netanyahu wins but may not be able to form a coalition
March 26, 2021
The fourth attempt in two years to unseat embattled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to have failed once again, with Netanyahu securing his largest-ever electoral victory over his rivals. Exit polls show Netanyahu's Likud receiving a strong 30 to 31 mandates. The tally is at least 12 seats higher than the next largest party: the left-wing Yesh Atid led by Yair Lapid.
While official vote totals will only be completed in the coming days-with the potential to alter Knesset distributions by several seats-it's clear that Netanyahu has emerged as the only viable candidate for pri...