Elections in Israel: Benjamin Netanyahu Loses Israeli Elections



Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to form the next Israeli government, making way for his victory over Prime Minister Yair Lapid.

Israeli Prime Minister, Yair Lapid, admitted defeat in Thursday’s election to Benjamin Netanyahu. Though disappointed, Lapid congratulated his opponent and wished him luck for the good of the people of Israel.

Netanyahu’s Likud party and its right-wing allies won a majority, and they’ll form the new government. This will end the political deadlock that has been going on in this country. The right-wing bloc led by Netanyahu only won 64 seats of the 120 member parliament.

In general, on November 1st the country went to the polls for the fifth time in less than four years. Since 2019, Israel has been locked in an unprecedented period of political gridlock after Netanyahu was charged with bribery, fraud, and breach of trust.

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid (left) & former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (right). (Photo / s: Reuters)
Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid (left) & former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (right). (Photo / s: Reuters)

Prime Minister Yair Lapid will be able to claim 24 seats with Yesh Atid, and the Central Elections Committee expects that Likud will receive 31 seats. Religious Zionism and United Torah Judaism each have 14.

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