Israel Election: Netanyahu ties with Gantz till 95 per cent counting, but Likud-led bloc set for win.

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party is tied with Blue and White at 35 seats each as 95 per cent of counting of votes were completed in the 21st Knesset poll on Wednesday, however, the right-wing bloc has a clear advantage over the left to help Mr Netanyahu to form a coalition government.
The PM’s party had snagged 26.28 per cent of the vote, or 35 seats in the 120-seat legislature- the partys best result since the 2003 election (when it won 38 seats under Ariel Sharon), and its best under Mr Netanyahu. So far, the right-wing bloc have secured 65 seats in total, Times of Israel reported.
On the other hand, the Blue and White party led by former military chief Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid polled 25.97 per cent of vote and also secured 35 seats.


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