Israel back to the vote on March 2nd. Three elections in less than a year

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Black smoke for the government: for the third time in less than a year Israel slips towards the vote and next March 2 will return to the polls. Two elections were not enough, two prime ministers in charge – Benyamin Netanyahu is Benny Gantz – and, for the first time, the use of the Knesset to unlock the worst political impasse in the country's history. And so, at the end of the 21 days expired today, in Jerusalem the Parliament has dissolved, noting that no deputy has been able to put together the support of 61 out of 120 colleagues to form a government. Now all that remains is the March vote and the parties – which are blaming each other for elections that in words no one says they want – are already sharpening their weapons for an electoral campaign to the last preference.There will be decisive elections for the current Prime Minister Netanyahu, indicted for corruption, fraud and abuse of power in three court cases. He is also undermined within his Likud by Gideon Saar, the usual opponent, who will challenge him in the party primaries, called after much discussion on December 26th. But it will also be a decisive vote for Benny Gantz, the former army chief of staff, leader of the Blue-White centrist, who hopes to give Netanyahu his final push after two elections on the wire with the promise of change, if he wins, the entire Israeli policy of recent years dominated by the longest-serving prime minister, Ben Gurion included.


Israel back to the vote on March 2nd. Three elections in less than a year

For the polls, this time, it would be a hair's breadth away from making it: according to a survey published by Canale 13 commercial television, the center-left is in fact credited with 60 seats out of 120, with a clear prevalence of Blue-White (with 37 seats) to damage of the Likud (stopped at 33). Gantz's formation could form a minority government with these numbers, with the external support of the United Arab List. Or it would be enough to find one more seat to overcome the fateful threshold of 61 for the majority.The fact is that for now we are armed against each other. Gantz reiterated that the only one responsible for returning to the polls is none other than Netanyahu, determined to resort to parliamentary immunity to avoid trials. "We must oppose this," the former general explained today, arguing that Blue-White cannot accept a national unity government together with a Likud in which there is an indicted prime minister.

Netanyahu reversed the charges on Gantz. The premier argued that the Blue-White leader in his stubbornness to reject a national unity government is a prisoner of the extreme wing of the party, headed by Yair Lapid. In the middle, the secular nationalist leader Avigdor Lieberman, king maker of the last two elections (according to the poll will keep his 8 decisive seats), attacked Netanyahu for the campaign of "lies" directed against him and his family. Lieberman explained that the alleged fault in Netanyahu's eyes was that he had refused him support twice to form a right-wing government, thus effectively blocking his majority. Only on March 2 will it say if Israel can finally come out of the crisis.


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