Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s bloc – comprised of ultra-Orthodox and right-wing parties, have failed to secure a majority of seats in the nation’s legislature, as Israelis cast a ballot on Tuesday for the second time just in one year, following an indecisive poll in April.
According to Politico.eu, with only 91 percent of votes counted, Netanyahu’s Likud party secured 31 out of 120 Knesset seats against 32 seats secured by opposition Kahol Lavan party.
Currently, Likud Party stands at 56 seats in total and need to secure 61 seats in total.
Kahol Lavan party leader Benny Gantz is leading in Israeli election ahead of the prime minister’s Likud party, as per the official poll results disclosed on Wednesday.
Gantz’s party has a one-seat lead over the prime minister’s party. Arab party comes at the third position.