Exit poll: Likud and Blue-White in close tie in Israel’s general election Right-wing bloc outpolled center-left 64:56

Israel’s general election (with 66pc turnout) on Tuesday, April 9 brought a three-month old party, Blue White headed by Benny Gantz,in position to challenge Likud and its head Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, although the two TV channels released different exit polls figures: Kan TV channel reported Blue-White leading with 37 seats to Likud’s 36 (in the 120 seat-Knesset), while Chanel 12 reported Likud with 33 and Blue-White 37. Both have claimed victory, although the real ballots are yet to be counted as well as the military vote. The ratio is close enough to shift either way according to these results. Still, Netanyahu, according to the first results,  commands enough right-wing parties (totaling 64) to have the best chance of forming his fifth government, compared with Gantz’s 56.
The exit polls placed veteran Labor in third place with 7 seats, on a par with the two ultra-religious parties United Torah and Shas, as wellas Orly Levy’s Gesher and Faiglin’s Zehut. One of the two Arab parties, Hadash-Taal survived with 6 seats; the second failed to make it past the threshold. Kahlon’s Kulanu and far-left Meretz polled 5, like the far-right Otzma, while Avigdor Liberman dropped to 4. The New Right, whose two leaders served as senior ministers in the outgoing cabinet, is still hoping to pass the threshold.

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4 thoughts on “Exit poll: Likud and Blue-White in close tie in Israel’s general election Right-wing bloc outpolled center-left 64:56

  • Apr 9, 2019 @ 22:55 at 22:55
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    Ok, cool!
    The election is over.
    Now the liberation of the occupied North Israel land up to the Litani river, the liberation of the occupied Samaria, and the liberation of the occupied Judea may start.
    Man, there is a lot of work left to do, this is not easy task!

    • Apr 9, 2019 @ 23:09 at 23:09
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      What are you smoking Al? You best fight a magic lamp for your wishes because reality is that Israel is here to stay. Thank God.

  • Apr 9, 2019 @ 23:08 at 23:08
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    All and any close results either way, just means they will all have to work together to Protect Israel and they maybe will differ and debate it much will be decided as New Threats come on the Horizon. Still, this proved Israel is a thriving and surviving Democratize Elected Government in the Middle East! The Culture of Judaism was never a basis of one just opinion but a Collection of People with many far different Ideas, Opinions, and in Service to one G-d!

  • Apr 10, 2019 @ 0:11 at 0:11
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    this is not news – has been known for weeks! thanks anyway.

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