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Posted on 01/22/2013 11:31:53 AM PST by Dave346
Turnout is highest since 1999. Netanyahu is favored to win his 3rd term as PM.
Netanyahu will govern from the left with Labor, Livni and some other leftists supporting him for PM.
There won’t be a majority. It’s not like a US presidential election. Bibi as leader of the largest party will be given first chance to form a government.
It’s always possible that he’s angered enough people personally to lose the PM job. That’s the way parliamentary systems work.
The actual government may not be known for weeks. But Bibi will make ANY compromise with anybody to stay the top dog.
“Bibi may not win if you believe this.”
Something smells... US election? deja vu all over again?
Likud Party was expected to win with 34-37 members, enough for Netanyahu to construct a coalition and a victory of re-election
From your link:
LATEST: Shas ‘praying’ for 10 seats; purported exit poll leaks put Likud at under 30
FYI ping to thread and posts 3 & 5
Hey Bibi, in the words of Roanld Reagan, “let the bombing begin”.
Channel 2’s exit poll gives the conservative block 61 of 120 seats.
Channel 10’s exit poll gives the conservative block 62 seats.
Channel 1’s exit poll gives the conservative block 60 seats.
He’ll be re-elected but his coalition options have narrowed. Yair Lapid looks set to be the kingmaker of the next Israeli government but for Shelly Yachimovich, the third place finish for Labor is a disappointment.
The Likud’s attacks on Jewish Home cost the Right votes. For that Netanyahu has no one to blame but himself.
Correction: Channel 1 gives the conservatives 62 seats (they have Otzma Liyisrael getting 2 seats).
xit polls from Tuesdays elections, released at 10 p.m. as the polls closed, showed Likud Beytenu winning with 31 seats. Yair Lapids Yesh Atid party surpassed all its achievements in previous surveys and earned 18 seats, putting it in second place.
The Labor party was in third with 17, Shas was fourth with 13, and Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) was in fifth with 12.
Another elections day victory went to the Arab-Jewish Hadash party, which earned five seats.
The Kadima, Am Shalem and Otzma Leyisrael parties are not believed to have made it into Knesset.
The parties on the right in these polls are:
United Torah Judaism
I see the next coalition being Likud, Yesh Atid, Jewish Home, Shas and UTJ. Labor may also be invited to join at some point.
Hadash are the Communists. They wouldn’t be part of any center-Left government because they’re anti-Zionist.
Parties need to meet a 2% threshold to win seats.
All parties who get at least 2% then split up the 120 seats based on their proportion of the vote total.
It’s crucial that Binyamin Netanyahu remain Prime Minister. We’ve already got out-of-control liberals running the show here in the states. The last thing Israel needs are the leftists running their country, ‘cause they’ll do nothing but kowtow to the terrorists and pretend Iran isn’t a threat.
Prayers have been up.
Did Tzipi Livni’s Hatnuah Party get any seats? And wow, that’s a smashing loss for Kadima, should they not even make it into the Knesset.
Even in the weird world of Israeli politics, far-left Yesh Atid isn’t sitting with religious parties under Netanyahu, although such a thing might be possible if headed by Labor.
Something smells... US election? deja vu all over again?”
Do you remember during the Clinton years HE sent old snake head over to Israel to help DEFEAT BiBi??? That’s why Bibi was not in for a few years, then was re-elected.
Hard to keep up, isn’t it? Now what makes us think that Axelgreas isn’t over there giving the oposition a hand to defeat Bibi? The Won is an evil revengeful type of guy, right?
Kadima was obliterated.
But centrist parties tend to disappear after the next election. Yair Lapid is a famous celebrity so that’s why he polled so well. His party is already overvalued and should disappear in the next election.
Livni’s party is projected to win 6-7 seats.
Kadima apparently failed to make the 2% needed.