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Exit polls predict Netanyahu will not be able to form a coalition government, but exits polls have been unreliable in the past.
Israel held an election after the last election left the nominal winner, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party, unable to form a majority coalition.
This time around, the result may be the same. Based on exit polls, which have been wrong in the past, there is no clear ‘winner’ — keep in mind it’s not like here where one party gets a majority. In Israel, whoever is able to form a coalition of 61 Knesset seats is the winner, and that can take days or weeks.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s efforts to carry on after a decade in office with a historic victory in Tuesday’s election, and to be tasked with forming a government for the sixth time, remained up in the air late on Tuesday, after exit polls predicted a stalemate.
The final unofficial results were only expected on Wednesday afternoon, but according to exit polls on all three channels, neither Netanyahu nor Gantz had a clear path to a coalition.
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#BREAKING: #Netanyahu tells supporters in speech that #Israel needs strong #Zionist gov’t to represent all parts of the nation as the #Jewish nation state, and can't rely on “anti-Zionist” #Arab parties. #IsraElex19v2 pic.twitter.com/IGrlWAYtNE
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