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Election results show no clear path to governing majority

 

Party leaders in Israel's March 23, 2021 elections. Top row left to right: Itamar Ben Gvir (Otzma Yehudit, part of the Religious Zionism party); Bezalel Smotrich (Religious Zionism); Naftali Bennett (Yamina); Aryeh Deri (Shas); Moshe Gafni (United Torah Judaism). Middle row left to right: Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beytenu); Gideon Sa'ar (New Hope); Benjamin Netanyahu (Likud); Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid); Merav Michaeli (Labor). Bottom row left to right: Benny Gantz (Blue and White); Nitzan Horowitz (Meretz); Ayman Odeh (Joint List); Mansour Abbas (Ra'am); Yaron Zelekha (New Economy party).

(JNS) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his opponents have no clear path toward a Knesset majority, Israeli election results show, indicating that the country's political gridlock will continue.

The results of Tuesday's election confirm that Netanyahu's Likud Party won the most seats, 30, his bloc of right-wing, and religious supporters only have 52 seats, while the parties opposed to the Israeli leader had 57 between them.

While the right-wing Yamina Party (seven seats) and the Islamist Ra'am Party (four seats) have not committed to either side, it remains highly unlikely, de...



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