China news agency, Beijing, April 12, Jerusalem: The results of the parliamentary elections announced by Israels Central Electoral Commission in the early morning of December show that the Likud Group led by Prime Minister Netanyahu has won 36 seats, becoming the largest party in Israels new parliament, and Netanyahu is expected to be re-elected.
DATA GRAPH: On April 9, local time, Israel held the 21st parliamentary elections. More than 40 political parties and coalitions competed for 120 seats in the parliament. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife voted at the Jerusalem polling station.
According to the Jerusalem Post, the last vote counting on 11 local time showed that Likud Group had 36 seats out of 120 seats in the Israeli Parliament and its main competitor, the Blue and White Party, had 35 seats. Earlier preliminary voting results showed that the two sides had each won 35 seats, once in a deadlock.
The statistics show that Likud Group and other right-wing parties have won more than half of the 65 seats, which means Netanyahu will have the right to form a coalition government and is expected to serve as Prime Minister of Israel for the fifth time. When the preliminary results were released, he said: I am very pleased with the confidence of the Israeli people in their fifth choice. I will still form a right-wing government, but I want to be Prime Minister of all the people of Israel, whether you are left or right, Jewish or non-Jewish.
On the evening of the 10th local time, the leader of the Blue and White Party, Ganz, also made a speech, saying that the Blue and White Party accepted the decision of the state and the people and acknowledged its defeat in the election. But he also said that the Blue and White Party will remain united and do its best to serve the people.
According to Israeli law, within a week after the announcement of the parliamentary election results, the President will authorize the leaders of the first largest parliamentary party to form a new government and appoint them as the Prime Minister of the Government, based on the results of consultations with all parliamentary parties.
Israels 21st parliamentary elections were scheduled for November this year. Last December, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the dissolution of Parliament and the holding of early elections. According to figures released by Israels Central Electoral Commission, about 4.34 million Israeli voters voted, with a turnout rate of 68.4%.
Source of this article: Responsible Editor of CNN: Su Hong-hung_NBJ9980