Early exit polls suggest Netanyahu and Gantz neck and neck in Israeli elections

Middle East correspondent Paula Slier speaks to CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies about the Israeli general election.

She says partial results suggested that the main contender Benny Gantz could win, but things have changed overnight.

In the early hours of the morning, polls showed that long-serving prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is in the lead.

According to Slier, early exit polls suggest that the two main parties are neck and neck.

There are 120 seats in the Israeli parliament and for the next government, they need a majority of 61. The main two parties are currently neck and neck.

Paula Slier, Middle East corespondent

Netanyahu's Likud party and his contender Benny Gantz are both at 35 seats. With 35 seats you don't have the majority of 61. The question is, who can form the majority inside the parliament to enable you to become the next government?

Paula Slier, Middle East corespondent

Slier says Benny Gantz has positioned himself as centre-left and if he chooses to form a coalition it will be from the parties on the left of the political spectrum, with most support from the Labour Party.

To hear the rest of the conversation, listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Early exit polls suggest Netanyahu and Gantz neck and neck in Israeli elections


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
 'Soft power' rather than military approach to curb Al-Shabaab - terror expert

'Soft power' rather than military approach to curb Al-Shabaab - terror expert

Jasmine Opperman provides insight into the terror threat posed by Al Shabaab where more than 20 people lost their lives.

[LISTEN] Herzlia school protest during Israeli national anthem debated

[LISTEN] Herzlia school protest during Israeli national anthem debated

Eusebius McKaiser and guests debate the right to political expression in schools.

'By 2021 we will be paying R850 million per day in interest'

'By 2021 we will be paying R850 million per day in interest'

Columnist Peter Bruce says South Africa has borrowed itself into a hole and the debt must be paid.

[LISTEN]  'ANC resolution to downgrade SA embassy in Israel stills stands'

[LISTEN] 'ANC resolution to downgrade SA embassy in Israel stills stands'

International Relations Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says her department is in talks with President Cyril Ramaphosa.

'Religion is used as a tool to oppress' - BDS SA

'Religion is used as a tool to oppress' - BDS SA

Kwara Kekana of BDS reacts to the current situation in the Gaza strip.

'We owe the Palestinians more than just a recall of the ambassador to Israel'

'We owe the Palestinians more than just a recall of the ambassador to Israel'

UJ Professor Faried Esack shares his views on South Africa's decision to withdraw its Ambassador to Israel.

Popular articles
I’ve never seen anything like this! – Simon Brown on Old Mutual vs Peter Moyo

I’ve never seen anything like this! – Simon Brown on Old Mutual vs Peter Moyo

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Simon Brown, Financial Educator at Just One Lap.

[WATCH] Volkswagen’s new feel-good Kombi ad 'Cupcake Boss' is brilliant

[WATCH] Volkswagen’s new feel-good Kombi ad 'Cupcake Boss' is brilliant

Advertisers traditionally warn against working with children. In this ad it works beautifully, says ad expert Andy Rice.

Court orders Gupta-linked Trillian to pay back R600 million to Eskom

Court orders Gupta-linked Trillian to pay back R600 million to Eskom

It also ordered the company to pay for all the costs of the application. Bruce Whitfield interviews EWN’s Clement Manyathela.

Learn to invest, then watch your money grow

Learn to invest, then watch your money grow

Ray White interviews Thobelani Maphumulo, author of "Invest Your Way to Wealth".

Lawyers want to know what exactly the Zondo commission will ask Zuma

Lawyers want to know what exactly the Zondo commission will ask Zuma

Tiso Blackstar specialist reporter Karyn Maughan says the former president has maintained that there is no evidence against him.

Even if Zindzi was not an ambassador you would still be touched, says Eusebius

Even if Zindzi was not an ambassador you would still be touched, says Eusebius

Eusebius McKaiser reflects on the tweets by Zindzi Mandela on the land issue, sparking a debate.

SA’s richest woman opens up about being a refugee and becoming a billionaire

SA’s richest woman opens up about being a refugee and becoming a billionaire

Magda Wierzycka – Sygnia’s renegade CEO – on her attitude toward money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).