Netanyahu and allies secure majority in Israel elections: Electoral commission

AFP , Thursday 3 Nov 2022

Former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-wing allies secured a majority of seats in parliament following elections two days ago, Israel's electoral commission said Thursday.

Benjamin Netanyahu
Benjamin Netanyahu, former Israeli Prime Minister and the head of Likud party, speaks to his supporters after first exit poll results for the Israeli Parliamentary election at his party s headquarters in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022. AP

 

With 32 seats for Netanyahu's Likud party, 18 for ultra-Orthodox parties and 14 for a far-right alliance, his right-wing bloc won a total of 64 seats, according to results published by the commission.

The opposition bloc of centrist outgoing Prime Minister Yair Lapid won 51 seats.

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