Israeli election: Netanyahu looks to repeat, need coalition partners

Israeli election: Netanyahu looks to repeat, need coalition partners
VOA video, YouTube

[Ed. – Fourth time not a charm.  Likud bloc is hovering around 59-60 seats according to the vote count so far.  I did hear earlier that Yamina was to come in but not sure where that stands.]

It is unclear if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be able to form a government for the seventh time in his three-decade political career, according to exit polls on the three television networks Tuesday night.

Two of the three polls indicated that his bloc of Likud, Shas, United Torah Judaism and the Religious Zionist Party received enough support together with the Yamina Party of Naftali Bennett, who said during the campaign that he was ready to join a coalition with either political bloc. …

The turnout of 67.2% was a drop of 4.3% since last March’s election in which the turnout was 71.5% and the lowest of the four elections of the past two years.

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