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Israel Looks Set For Election Stalemate (Again)

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1:28 PM - 1 Mar 2020



Israel is headed for deadlock when voters head for the ballot boxes tomorrow for the third time in a year.

The two largest parties - Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud and Benny Gantz's Kahol Lavan (Blue and White) - are running neck and neck in the polls.

Neither of them say they will do business with an emerging third party that they accuse of having 'anti-state' motives.

The so-called poll of polls puts the Likud party on 34 seats, equal to Kahol Lavan's 34.

That result would be almost identical to the previous round, after which each leader tried and failed to form a government.

In distant third place on 14 seats is the Joint List party - a political alliance of the main Arab-majority political parties in Israel.

The alliance of four parties - Hadash, Taal, Balad and the United Arab List - was formed in 2015.

It saw a surge in voter turnout in the Arab community, while vowing to remove Netanyahu from office and bring improvements in public services.

No party has ever won an absolute majority in the 120-seat Israeli parliament.



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