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.
Hadash are the Communists. They wouldn’t be part of any center-Left government because they’re anti-Zionist.
I don’t know if it’s quite the drubbing some are portraying it as.
In 2009 LIkud, Israel Beiteinu and Shas got a combined 53, with Likud and Beiteinu combining for 42 and Shas for 11.
Tonight it looks like Likud Beiteinu, Jeiwsh Home and Shas will combine for around 53-56, pretty much the same total.
Likud and Beiteinu do appear to have dropped at the expense of Jewish Home.
but Overall the total of the Right bloc of Likud, Beiteinu, Shas, Jewish Home, and UTJ has around the same # of seats theu had last time.