Israel election results: Who won Israel election? All the parties that made it to knesset

Benjamin Netanyahu was hoping to seek a record fifth term in office as Prime Minister of Israel in this week’s general election. Although votes are still being counted, the likelihood of Mr Netanyahu continuing his ten-year tenure as Prime Minister looks slim. Here are the latest voting results from the Israel election.

Since polls closed at 10pm on Tuesday, Israel’s Central Election Committee (CEC) has been updating their website with the number of votes cast and the percentage of votes won by each party.

So far there is a deadlock and no definitive winner of the election has been announced.

As of 9.20pm local time (7.20pm BST), 69.08 percent of votes have been counted so far:

Blue and White – 25.94%

Likud – 25.14%

Joint List – 10.43%

Shas – 7.47%

Yisrael Beitenu – 6.98%

UTJ – 6.11%

Yemina – 5.9%

Labor and Gesher – 4.8%

Democratic Union – 4.34%

The Knesset is the unicameral national legislature of Israel, and seats are allocated via a system of proportional representation.

According to recent reports, Benny Gantz’s Blue and White party is projected to win 33 seats in this election.

Current Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is predicted to win 31 seats with his Likud party.

Yisrael Beiteinu, led by Avigdor Lieberman, is projected to win 8 seats.

A number of parties who received some votes during this September’s election will not gain seats within parliament, because a party needs to pass the threshold of 3.25 percent of the votes cast.

Today, Mr Netanyahu offered to enter a coalition with his rival, Benny Gantz, but the offer was rejected by the Blue and White party leader.

Mr Netanyahu said of his change in strategy: “It’s what the public expects of us.”

If such an offer had been approved by Mr Gantz, Israel could be governed by a broad unity government.

Mr Netanyahu had previously sought a right-wing, Likud-led government.

However, both Mr Gantz’s Blue and White party and Mr Netanyahu’s Likud party look to have failed to secure the 61-seat majority needed for government.

Even in the case of a Likud-led, right-wing religious bloc of seats, Mr Netanyahu is forecast to control only 55 seats.

For Mr Gantz, a centre-left alliance projects him control of 57 seats.

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