Netanyahu may return as Israeli prime minister

Benjamin Netanyahu

Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu


Exit poll data on the results of early elections to the Israeli parliament (Knesset), published on Tuesday, November 1, testify to the victory of the Likud party. It is headed by Benjamin Netanyahu, who previously served as Prime Minister of Israel.

According to preliminary data, Netanyahu’s party will receive from 61 to 62 seats in the Knesset out of 120. As writes “Kommersant”, this number of mandates will be enough to obtain a parliamentary majority and the right to form a cabinet of ministers.

At the same time, the Yesh Atid party, led by the current head of the Israeli government, Yair Lapid, as exit polls show, can only get 22-24 seats in parliament, and the bloc formed around it as a whole claims 54 mandates.

Officially, the results of the parliamentary elections in Israel have not yet been announced.

In June 2021, the Israeli Parliament (Knesset) approved the country’s new government, formed following the March 23 elections by Yesh Atid party leaders Yair Lapid and Yamina party leader Naftali Bennett. post of prime minister occupied by Naftali Bennettremoving Benjamin Netanyahu, who led the Israeli government for 12 years.

In July 2022, Yair Lapid, who served as foreign minister in the cabinet under Bennett, took over as prime minister.

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