Bennett-Lapid bloc predicted to win 55 seats

An early opinion poll posted on Tuesday showed that neither of the rivaling blocs in Israel's parliament, the Knesset, will get a majority of 61 seats to form a stable government. 

The poll was conducted by 103FM, following the announcement made on Monday evening by the ruling coalition to vote on dissolving the Knesset next week, with Israel’s Foreign Minister Yair Lapid replacing Naftali Bennett as prime minister. 

The Bennett-Lapid bloc can count on 55 seats, according to the poll, while the right-wing bloc led by Benjamin Netanyahu is predicted to gain 59 seats in the 120-seat Knesset. ... Read More: i24