Anti-Netanyahu breakaway party comes second in Israeli election poll projection

A new Israeli party, touted as an alternative to Likud, could come second in elections and prevent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from forming a new government, according to a poll on Tuesday. Gideon Sa’ar broke away from the ruling Likud on 8 December after an acrimonious relationship with party leader Netanyahu. After bringing in some big names to his new political grouping, Sa’ar could be the kingmaker in expected elections, according to a poll by Channel 12 News on Tuesday. Sa’ar’s New Hope Party is projected to win 21 seats with Netanyahu’s Likud expected to get 26. With Sa’ar ruling o…

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