The fate of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rests in the hands of small parties in this time elections in Israel. Election forecasts released on Friday by the country’s media institutions are pointing to this. In such a situation, it is going to be difficult for Netanyahu to reach the power of Israel. Netanyahu will also have to rely on the former ally who criticized him fiercely. However, this party did not even refuse to join the coalition.
Elections are to be held in Israel on Tuesday, which will be the fourth election in less than two years. It is also seen as a referendum on Netanyahu. He has led one of the world’s most successful coronavirus vaccination campaigns. However, corruption charges on Netanyahu can serve to tarnish his image. Due to being surrounded by corruption charges, they may face difficulty in regaining power among the people.
Netanyahu’s party may account for 30 seats
According to forecasts by Israeli media institutions, Netanyahu’s Likud party can win 30 seats in the 120-member parliament. But its coalition partners are estimated to win just 50 seats. On the other hand, ideologically distinct parties who want to remove Netanyahu from the post. All of them can have 56-60 seats in total, which is less than the majority. The largest anti-Netanyahu party, the Yesh Atid party, can win 20 seats.
Netanyahu may get support from former ally
However, the Yamina party of Netanyahu’s former aide Naftali Bennett may play the role of kingmaker. This party is expected to win ten seats and has not ruled out joining any alliance. There are other teams that can prove to be important. Overall, a slightly better or slightly worse performance of any coalition can change political equations. After the polling stations are closed, Israel’s main broadcaster will issue unofficial exit polls.