Skip to comments.Netanyahu declares victory in Israeli election
Posted on 02/10/2009 3:14:45 PM PST by Rastus
JERUSALEM Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu has declared victory in Tuesday's parliamentary election. Netanyahu told his supporters in a speech early Wednesday that he was proud of the gains by his hardline party. Exit polls show Likud coming in second, but in a better position to lead a coalition government because of a strong showing by other nationalist parties.
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I hope he’s right
His party did very well but he lost.
Exit polls are very accurate. [/sarc]
Is he the new leader or no???
I hope it’s true, but the way elections go world wide now wouldn’t surprise me one bit if ACORN somehow managed to get Ahmud Imanutjob elected PM of Israel.
I guess we’ll just have to wait until they count the votes.
That was exit polling, I believe. It’ll be a thrill if liberal exit poll manipulation falls on its face again. More thrilling, of course, will be Obama having to face someone who actually has Israel’s best interests in mind.
According to the article he says with God’s will he’ll be leading and changing policy, so in his mind anyway, yes.
I sure hope so, the world will need a strong leader in the next 4 years.
Looks like Kadima won.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
About an hour ago I was listening to Michael Medved interviewing his brother who lives in Jerusalem. He said Bibi will be the winner.
Awesome. Finally some good news.
And Obama will evolve to become Bibi's greatest enemy.
I support Bibi.
I’m so confused, I thought Livni won, I want Netanyahu to win, I hope that he won. We need him, under Livni she will be Obama’s puppet
I see this as a counter balance to Obama.
I think it goes to the Israeli President (Peres) to ask either Livni or Bibi to form a government in xx days. I guess it could go either way, but I really want Bibi to wind this...
The Right has more seats than the left. It takes 61 seats to form a government. Netanyahu is in a much better position to do just that.
And he will stand up to The Zero!
He did “lose” (as in the other party got more votes) but governments are formed by coalitions.
For example, if the US had 4 parties and the vote breakdown was as follows:
You could say that Republicans “lost” but when you add up Republicans and conservatives they have more votes and therefore will form the government.
Hope that analogy makes sense.
MAybe I take back the gag gag puke puke puke I posted earlier when they were predicting the lizard zippi lippi to win.
As well as someone who makes him look like the schoolboy that he is.
One of the few bright spots in the day.
LOL but you are not kidding.
God speed, Bibi!
So, you’re saying he has been named PM?
If you don’t have 50 percent then the only thing that matters is who can attract enough coalition partners to reach the 50 percent mark.
Other than for Israel’s sake, that’s another reason I want see Netanyahu win. I can’t wait to see Hussein have to deal with someone who won’t fall for his much-vaunted “charm”, someone who understand the reality of the ME and isn’t playing Hussein’s game.
Just as in Minnesota, for example, the fact that someone like zippi lippi could even be so close to the reins of power is apalling.
Yes unless the repubs are snowe,collins,sphincter lol
Libtard MSM wishfull thinking as usual!
Yes, I'm sure he said "hardline party." Leave it up to AP. They can't help but editorialize.
That’s how I thought it worked-the winner is whoever is in a position to form a government.
Kadima won the most seats, but they do not have a majority.
Netanyahu will be able to acquire the most votes from his party and the 3rd place party.
This is a good thing. The left in Israel is in shambles.
IIUC, I read on the Jerusalem Post that the parties from the Right will have the majority together, therefore Netanyahu will most likely form the government.
Another man with a healthy skepticism of exit polls! Gotta love him!
Makes sense to me. Thanks.
And for purely female superficial reasons, he’s a good looking guy, too! (The Kool-Aid drinkers can have their B. Hussein dreams, so it’s fair.)
That is what the exit polls were saying and I was really disappointed thinking it was accurate. This is good news.
LIVNI/KADIMA is not in position to rule ISRAEL. That’s ALL !
Even if CNN and other libtards don’t like it that’s the fact!
Netanyahu - "Obama who?" hehe
MIT trumps Harvard Law
Kadima won the most seats in the election, however, 64 of the 120 parliament seats were won by right-wing parties, so it’s very possible that Netanyahu may become Prime Minister even though he came in second because Livni, who leads Kadima, may not be able to form a coalition government.
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