Brain Bush’s Blog

Israel Votes

  • By : Brian Bush
  • March 17, 2015
  • 3:01 pm

Hello Everyone,

It is a beautiful brisk day here in Jerusalem with lovely clouds overhead.

Many people have been out today enjoying the lovely weather.

Most Israelis have the day off of work in order to get out and vote for who their next government will be.

The numbers have been high so far – which is encouraging.

Many analysts are suggesting that the winner will be determined by how the smaller parties vote.

By 2:00pm there has been 36.5% of the eligible 5.8 million voters recorded.

There are no exit poll statistics to share at the time of this posting, but there is a buzz about that Isaac Herzog, the challenger in this race, may defeat Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu.

If that were to happen it does not mean that Mr. Herzog will be the next Prime Minister of the 20th Knesset (Israel's Parliament).

Herzog would have to pull together a coalition of small parties to create a 61 plus majority in the 120 seat Knesset in order to secure that.

Mr. Netanyahu on the other hand, being that he has been Prime Minister of Israel three times, has the proven ability to wheel and deal his way with the various political parties to build a coalition government and thus walk his way back into the office of Premiership for his fourth term.

I'll have an update for you tomorrow during the Harvest Show – be sure to tune in for the latest from here in Jerusalem!

Brian Bush
Middle East Correspondent
LeSEA Broadcasting

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