Netanyahu manages to secure a majority with his right-wing allies

Netanyahu manages to secure a majority with his right-wing allies

Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu succeeded Thursday in obtaining a majority with his right-wing allies to once again tread the highest steps of power.

Netanyahu and his allies from the ultra-Orthodox parties and the far-right “Religious Zionism” list have won 64 of the 120 Knesset (parliament) mandates, three more than the majority threshold, it announced Thursday evening. the electoral commission.

Netanyahu’s ‘right bloc’ wins 64 seats — 32 for his Likud party, 18 for the two Orthodox parties and a record 14 for the far right — in what analysts say may be, according to the Election Commission , the most right-wing government in the country’s history.

The Yesh Atid formation (“There is a future”) of the centrist Lapid won 24 elected representatives, his center-right ally Benny Gantz 12 deputies, followed by 10 elected representatives for two other formations and five for the Arab party Raam which had also supported his coalition, for a total of 51 deputies.

The Arab Hadash-Taal party won 5 deputies.

In the Israeli proportional system, the parties must obtain 3.25% of the vote to enter Parliament, a minimum rate giving them de facto four deputies.

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