Former foreign minister Avigdor Liberman on Wednesday predicted his Likud-Beytenu party would garner more than 40 mandates in the upcoming January 22 election.

Liberman, citing a recent poll conducted by Shavakim Panorama, which projected Likud-Beytenu garnering 37-38 seats, said he is "sure it will be even least 40 seats."

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Liberman also said he was confident he would be cleared of the charges of fraud and breach of trust levied against him in an indictment submitted by Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein last month.