The conservative Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu and his Challenger, Benny Gantz, from the center-Alliance Blue-and-White have declared both to be winners of the parliamentary election in Israel.
"The right-hand Block under the leadership of the Likud has clearly won," Netanyahu said on Tuesday evening. "I thank the Israeli citizens for your trust. I will start today night so that, together with my natural partners, a right-wing government."
Gantz and his comrades-in-arms Yair Lapid declared: "We have won! (...) This election has a clear winner and a clear loser. Netanyahu has promised 40 seats, and lost."
Two TV channels saw the right-wing camp with Netanyahu's conservative Likud, the strict religious parties and the right parties with the 64 to 66 mandates. The centre-left camp with Gantz' Alliance of Blue-and-White, the labour party, the left of the Merez party and the Arab parties received 54 to 56 mandates.
In another television station, both bearings were on each of 60 mandates. For a government the majority it needs at least 61 out of 120 mandates.
Likud with better chances of
To vote more than six million were legitimate, the decide on the composition of the 120 seats on counting Knesset called. Netanyahu called on the Israelis at the time of his vote in Jerusalem to make a "good choice". "Israel will win, God willing," he said. Ex-army chief Gantz said in his home town of Rosh Haayin near Tel Aviv, he was "glad to be at the service of Israel." He was "for the good of the citizens in a new way".
Both parties to miss a clear a majority, and to search for coalition partners. The Likud party will be given more opportunities, a majority in Parliament together to get, because of many smaller right-wing parties, Netanyahu's positions are close.
The choice is in many ways a kind of Referendum on the since a total of 13 years of ruling, and often referred to as "King Bibi" Netanyahu. The 69-Year-old had presented himself in the election campaign, as an experienced politician, who is alone able to guarantee Israel's security. On Saturday, Netanyahu had announced that in case of victory, the annexation of Jewish settlement areas in the West Bank. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Tuesday, the hope for a peace solution in the middle East conflict after the elections. He hope that the new government will understand that "peace in our, your and in the interest of the whole world", said Abbas in Ramallah.
Gantz wants to global sat-based agreements
Netanyahu's Challenger Gantz in the election campaign, the exchange will, after a total of 13 years of Netanyahu. The 59-year-old political newcomer denounced during the election campaign the corruption scandals of the incumbent, and promised in case of his victory "zero tolerance" towards corruption. Netanyahu's annexation plans referred to Gantz as "irresponsible" to Advertise for votes. He himself was in favour of a "global-supported peace agreement".
pendant Netanyahu's provided on Tuesday with a secret camera recording in polling stations in the majority of Arab counties for outrage. The largest Arab party in the country, the Taal party, stated that it had filed a complaint with the election Committee. The party sees the shooting as an attempt at Intimidation by the Likud party.
if Netanyahu will win the election, he could be the first incumbent head of government in Israel, against the charges levied. In the middle of the election campaign, the Prosecutor General's office announced that Netanyahu because of bribery, fraud, and abuse of Trust in three cases to indict. In the case of a prosecution he would not withdraw, in the case of a conviction and after all appeals Exhaust the possibilities. (red/sda)
Created: 09.04.2019, 21:20 PM