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Israel’s Likud maintains strong lead in the polls

April 17, 2018 at 10:54 am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu [Mahfouz Abu Turk/Apaimages]

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling Likud party is maintaining its strong lead in the polls, according to new data from the Knesset Channel.

The poll, taken on Sunday, gave Netanyahu’s party 29 seats, with opposition party Yesh Atid in a distant second on 20 seats.

Current coalition partner Jewish Home won 12 seats, the Joint List got 11, and the Labor-dominated Zionist Camp got ten seats (it currently has 24).

The poll gave Kulanu nine seats, and United Torah Judaism and Meretz seven each.

The new survey also showed that Yisrael Beiteinu, Shas, and a new (unnamed) party founded by MK Orly Levy-Abecasis would each get five seats.

Overall, the current coalition parties would get 67 seats, one more than they have now.

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