Israel’s Final Polls Show Another Election Night Stalemate

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The last polls before Israel’s March 23 national vote show another stalemate, with neither Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s camp nor the opposing bloc clearly able to muster a parliamentary majority.

In most polls, Netanyahu’s Likud party -- the country’s biggest -- appeared slightly stronger than before, winning 30 to 32 of parliament’s 120 seats.

Four parties were grazing the threshold to enter parliament. That could have a dramatic impact because in Israel’s fragmented political landscape, even a seat or two could decide the outcome.

The ballot will be the country’s fourth in two years.

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