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Israel: Tel Aviv voters react as Netanyahu fails to secure majority

Israel, Tel Aviv
September 18, 2019 at 11:34 GMT +00:00 · Published

Voters in Tel Aviv shared their views on Wednesday on the results of the second general election in Israel this year. With more than 90 percent of ballots counted, it`s been announced that incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party failed to win an outright majority in the Knesset.

"I don't think a unity government can happen, it seems unrealistic that all different opinions can co-exist, and there is always a stronger opinion. I feel that Lieberman will decide what will happen, and I hope he will choose the right path," said Tel Aviv resident Arel Alfasi.

Avigdor Lieberman whose Yisrael Beiteinu party finished at number four said he wouldn't either of the two frontrunners - Netanyahu and his main rival Benny Gantz offering a government of unity instead.

``I was hoping that there is going to be a change and it won't be Bibi. Not him and not all those who come with him. I think that it`s not only about him but the Likud party members are corrupted people. I have young children and I would like them to have a better future in this country," said Liron Liss, another Tel Aviv resident.

The results currently show Netanyahu's main opponent Benny Gantz and his Blue and White bloc leading by one seat in the Knesset with 32 out of 120 seats.

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Voters in Tel Aviv shared their views on Wednesday on the results of the second general election in Israel this year. With more than 90 percent of ballots counted, it`s been announced that incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party failed to win an outright majority in the Knesset.

"I don't think a unity government can happen, it seems unrealistic that all different opinions can co-exist, and there is always a stronger opinion. I feel that Lieberman will decide what will happen, and I hope he will choose the right path," said Tel Aviv resident Arel Alfasi.

Avigdor Lieberman whose Yisrael Beiteinu party finished at number four said he wouldn't either of the two frontrunners - Netanyahu and his main rival Benny Gantz offering a government of unity instead.

``I was hoping that there is going to be a change and it won't be Bibi. Not him and not all those who come with him. I think that it`s not only about him but the Likud party members are corrupted people. I have young children and I would like them to have a better future in this country," said Liron Liss, another Tel Aviv resident.

The results currently show Netanyahu's main opponent Benny Gantz and his Blue and White bloc leading by one seat in the Knesset with 32 out of 120 seats.

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