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Final Polls Before Nov. 1 Elections Show Netanyahu’s Bloc Just Shy of Parliamentary Majority

Israeli opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu (Credit: Flash90).
Israeli opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu (Credit: Flash90).

Three separate final polls prior to Israel’s Nov. 1 elections showed opposition leader and Likud Party head Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing/religious bloc standing one seat shy of a parliamentary majority.

Polls by Channel 12, Channel 13 and the Kan public broadcaster all predicted the Netanyahu-led bloc securing 60 mandates, one short of a majority in the 120-member Knesset.

The surveys all found Prime Minister Yair Lapid’s current coalition partners together garnering 56 seats, with the Arab-majority Hadash-Ta’al faction forecast to receive four mandates.

Lapid is on record stating that he would not sit with Hadash-Ta’al in a future government.

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