Israeli Election: Netanyahu to push Coalition talks after dramatic deadlock

Israeli Parliamentary election reached a tie between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party and center-left challengers after both parties gained 60 seats each.

There is much chance of a Broad Coalition formation as talks are set to begin in Israel, emerging a stunning deadlock between right wing and centric challengers.

As per media information, Netanyahu’s Likud Party and its ultranationalist Yisrael Beitenu ally earlier set a hard victory with 31 of parliament’s 120 seats, but at the final phase of counting votes each bloc had 60. The rival camp grabbed 12 of its 60 seats of Netanyahu from Arab parties.

Along with centre-left political newcomer, the centrist Yesh Atid (There is a Future) party, PM now faces the task to form a new government with the newly-formed rival.

Surprising everyone, Yesh Atid positioned at second with 19. Party’s leader and popular former TV presenter Yair Lapid, said that his decision to join a government would only to make economic changes with a kick start of peace talks with the Palestinians, reports added.

Despite having different views on bread and butter issues such as the military draft, Mideast, Foreign Policies and other Palestinian issues, Mr. Netanyahu will have to work with Mr. Lapid as he has expressed great feeling early on Wednesday to work together.

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