Third Israeli Election Heading for Impasse Again?

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Third Israeli Election Heading for Impasse Again?

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

On Monday, Israelis are voting for the third time since last April, impasse occurring twice before, what may happen again this time.

According to the latest pre-election polls, Netanyahu's Likud party and lead challenger Benny Gantz's Blue and White each are predicted to win 33 of 120 Knesset seats.

A 61-seat majority coalition is required to form a government. What neither leading party achieved twice before may be repeated a third time following voting on Monday.

Likud and Blue and White each appear a few seats short of cobbling together a ruling majority.

Anti-Gantz mudslinging defined Netanyahu's campaign. After voting on Monday, Gantz slammed his chief rival saying:

"I hope that today will be the day that we change the tune, stop the mudslinging (and) stop the lying," adding:  

"Ho
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