Exit Polls in Israel Suggest Netanyahu's Showing Is Weaker Than Expected, Threatened by Centrist Party

Quicklink submitted by Rob Kall     Permalink
Related Topic(s): ; , Add Tags

Must Read 1   News 1   Valuable 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H4 1/22/13

Become a Fan
  (286 fans)


At www.nytimes.com

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu performed far worse than expected in Israel's national elections on Tuesday, according to exit polls, and while he remained likely to serve a third term, a surprise surge by a new centrist party indicated that he would be under pressure to form a more moderate governing coalition. s polls closed at 10 PM, Israeli news channels reported that Mr. Netanyahu's rightist Likud-Beiteinu list would win 30 or 31 of Parliament's 120 seats, and the new centrist party, There is a Future, would take 18, followed by left-leaning Labor, with 17. More important, the polls showed a significant tightening between the bloc of right-wing and religious parties, with a razor-thin majority of 61, and 59 for the center-left factions. 2 hrs before polls closed, Netanyahu made an urgent Facebook appeal for support; ''The Likud leadership is in danger,' he asked for help.

Read the rest of the story HERE:

At www.nytimes.com


 

Comments

The time limit for entering new comments on this Quicklink has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
No comments