Likud trumps Blue and White in poll for first time

The main beneficiary of the poll was the Labor party, reaching 14 seats.

April 2, 2019 20:45
Benjamin Netanyahu.

Benjamin Netanyahu.. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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For the first time since the Blue and White party under Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid's leadership was launched, the Likud has received more mandates in a poll released by Channel 13 Tuesday night.

The Likud is expected to win 29 seats according to the poll, defeating Blue and White by one. The main beneficiary of the poll was the Labor party, reaching 14 seats.

The Union of Right-Wing Parties gained 7 seats and United Torah Judaism 6.

Hadash-Ta'al and Moshe Feiglin's Zehut, which has soared in the past few weeks, both also got 6 mandates, while Shas, The New Right and Meretz all reached 5 seats, the same as UAL-Balad.

Moshe Kahlon's Kulanu received 4 seats in the poll.

Yisraeli Beitenu and Gesher are not expected to make it to Knesset, the poll suggested.

In terms of political affiliation, right-wing parties reached a total of 62 seats, beating the center-left block who got 58.

The poll asked 856 people and was conducted by Dr. Camil Fuchs. 

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