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Israel: Netanyahu’s party narrows gap with Gantz’s ‘National Unity’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party narrowed its gap with former minister Benny Gantz’s centrist National Unity party, which withdrew last Sunday from the war council set up in Israel to manage the war in the Gaza Strip, according to two new polls. The polls were conducted for the newspapers Ma’ariv and Israel Hayom and show Likud taking 21 seats in the Knesset, while the National Unity party 24. The latest Ma’ariv poll last week showed Benny Gantz’s party taking 27 seats, while at the beginning of the year it secured 30 seats. The Ma’ariv poll shows the ruling coalition would take 52 seats in the 120-member Knesset, compared to 58 for the main opposition parties. The remaining 10 seats would be occupied by the United Arab Coalition and the left-wing Hadash-Ta’al alliance. The Israel Hayom poll gives the ruling coalition 50 seats to 61 seats for […]
Source: News Beast

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