Poll in Israel puts Likud in lead, opposition in disarray

Netanyahu ahead, despite possible indictment

04 January, 12:08

    (ANSAmed) - TEL AVIV, JANUARY 4 - The Likud party is leading in an opinion poll conducted by Israeli daily Maariv three months ahead of elections, while the opposition is in disarray.

    Maariv also revealed that the result of the vote wouldn't change much even if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were to be indicted.

    In that case, the poll showed that Likud would still garner 30 of the 120 seats in the Knesset.

    Following Likud, in order, are: United Arab List (13), the centrists of Yesh Atid (12), the new party of Gen. (res) Benny Gantz (12), the 'New Right' of Naftali Bennett (11), and the Labour party of Avi Gabbay (8, following its separation from Tzipi Livni, compared to the 24 seats in the 2015 elections).

    "The Labour ship is drowning," said Israeli daily Haaretz in an op-ed.

    Some newspapers reported that inside the party there are those who want to substitute Gabbay prior to the elections.(ANSAmed).

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