The results of an Israeli poll showed, Friday, that the “Blue and White” party led by Defense Minister Benny Gantz will fall in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
The results of the survey conducted for the “Jerusalem Post” newspaper indicated that “Blue and White” will not be able to pass the threshold of 3.25 percent of the vote in the next March 23 Knesset elections.
According to the poll, the right-wing Likud party headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will get 29 seats.
On the other hand, the “New Hope” party headed by former Likud leader Gideon Saar gets 17 seats, followed by the opposition “There is a Future” party headed by Yair Lapid with 14 seats.
According to the poll, the right-wing “Yamina” coalition headed by former Defense Minister Naftali Bennett gets 13 seats, followed by the Joint List, an alliance of 4 Arab parties, with 11 seats.
Based on the results, the newly established “Israelis” party, Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldaei, will get 8 seats.
The right-wing Shas party gets 8 seats, the right-wing United Torah Judaism party gets 8 seats, and the right-wing opposition Israel Our Home party headed by Avigdor Lieberman gets 7 seats.
The left-wing Meretz party, according to the poll, gets 5 seats.
The results of the poll indicated that the Israeli Labor Party would not be able to pass the discount rate either.
The newspaper pointed out that the poll was conducted by the “Panels Research” a non-governmental Institute and included a sample of 531 Israelis, with a margin of error of 4.3 percent.
Currently, the “Blue and White” party represents 15 MPs in the 120-seat Knesset, while the “Likud” party represents 36, and “There is a future” 17 members.
The “Joint List” is represented in the Knesset by 15 deputies, “Shas” has 9 deputies, “Labor-Meretz” has 7, “Yisrael Beiteinu” and “United Torah Judaism” is also represented by seven for each, while “Yamina” represents 6 deputies.
The “Immunity to Israel” party headed by Gantz ran in the previous elections in an alliance with “There is a future” headed by Lapid, which was called “Blue and White”.
However, following Gantz’s decision to join a government headed by Netanyahu in May 2020, this alliance disintegrated because Lapid refused to join the government, and Gantz kept himself the name “Blue and White”.
On December 23, the Knesset dissolved itself automatically, after the deadline for passing the budget had expired, so that Israel would go to new early elections.
The Likud party led by Netanyahu, and its partner in the ruling coalition, Blue and White headed by Gantz, failed to pass a law to delay approval of the budget for two weeks.
With the dissolution of the Knesset, Israel is on a new date, with elections on March 23rd, which will be the fourth in less than two years.
The four elections were held in March 2019, then in September of the same year, followed by elections last April.