Defence-point.com is presenting for readers a series of observations by noted researcher Gabriel Haritos broadly entitled “The Israeli Parliamentary Elections of September 17, 2019, and the Greek Regional Factor.” These studies will be featured, over the days leading up to the election.
Gabriel Haritos, Ph.D., Researcher, The Ben Gurion Reserach Institute, Ben Gurion University of the Negev and Senior Fellow, Cyprus Center for European and International Affairs.
Israeli elections: A slight overturn in the distribution of seats.
Benny Gantz’s “Blue and White” is now one seat ahead of Likud and the Joint Arab List is gaining one more seat, as well.
This comes out of the latest unofficial results approaching 99% of the vote.
According to the aforementioned new data, the right-wing parties have 55 seats in total, while the left-wing parties have 56 seats. Avigdor Lieberman’s party remains the final regulator with 9 seats and the scenario for a national unity government remains the most likely for the time being.
The votes of soldiers serving in their units who usually support right-wing parties are still to be counted.
The final official results will be announced on Friday – with a small chance of this happening early next week.