Israel will struggle again to form government, polls show

A few days before parliamentary elections in Israel, polls indicate that it will be difficult – yet again – for a viable government to be formed. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-wing conservative Likud party emerged as the strongest force on Friday in surveys conducted by Israel Hayom, among others, but not strong enough for the 71-year-old to form a coalition of parties from the right-wing camp. It will also be difficult for the anti-Netanyahu camp to achieve the necessary majority of 61 members of parliament, raising the spectre of stalemate, and yet another election in the s…

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