Who is the current Prime Minister of Israel?
Two-thirds of Israelis are satisfied with how Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has handled the coronavirus pandemic, according to a Channel 12 survey published Monday.
Can a single party win 61 seats in Israel?
No single Israeli party has ever won a 61-seat majority, so an aspiring prime minister must assemble a ruling coalition. That often means courting fringe parties or even those on the other side of the political spectrum, offering ministries, official positions, budgets or other favors in return for their support.
How many sealed ballots have been counted in Israel?
In addition, 218,204 sealed ballots have been counted out of 450,000. All together, 95.6 percent of votes have been counted. The sealed ballots are those cast by people unable to go to their designated polling place, like soldiers, prisoners, and patients in hospitals.
How many seats does Netanyahu have in Israel?
Two of the big three Israeli TV channels have updated their election projections to show Netanyahu’s preferred bloc slipping by one seat from 60 to 59. There are 120 seats in the Knesset. A party needs to cross a threshold of 3.25% of the national vote to secure representation.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief rival have forged a deal to form a coalition government, ending months of political paralysis and averting what would have been a fourth consecutive election in just over a year.
Why is the Prime Minister of Israel on trial?
Israel’s Prime Minister professes his innocence at the start of his corruption trial, saying he is being framed for the charges of bribery, breach of trust and fraud at the centre of three cases against him.
Why was Malka Leifer extradited to Australia from Israel?
After a six-year legal battle, the Melbourne sisters who were allegedly abused by their former principal say it is “surreal” to know an Israeli court has ruled Malka Leifer is fit to be extradited to Australia.
How many people took the streets in Tel Aviv?
More than 2,000 people took to the streets of Tel Aviv to protest against the formation of a coalition. ( AP: Oded Balilty)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is likely to carry on to a fifth term in office and beat rival Benny Gantz in Israel’s election, the latest results indicated early Wednesday morning. Likud and Kahol Lavan are neck and neck, with the the vote tally showing that each party receive 35 Knesset seats after a hotly contested election campaign.
Netanyahu has moved quickly since the elections. First, he announced that he had united the ultra-Orthodox religious and right-wing nationalist parties behind him, giving him a bigger, declared, bloc in Parliament, albeit one that is six seats short of a minority.
How many seats does Gantz Party have in Israel?
Gantz’s Blue and White Party have 33 seats to Likud’s 31 in the latest standings from Tuesday’s do-over election, according to Israel’s Central Elections Committee. Election officials say tallies won’t be absolutely final until they have investigated the ballots at 15 polling stations where there were suspected voting irregularities.
Who are the right wing parties in Israel?
Right-wing bloc led by Likud and joined by UTJ, Shas, Religious Zionist Party and Naftali Bennett’s Yamina, receives 59. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu celebrates with the Likud after Israel’s elections, March 23, 2021.