The Fourth Israeli Elections 2021: All You Need To Know

 


Israel, a neighbour of the Arabs, seems to have plagued the same epidemic, the insanity of power, staying on top, and not easily relinquishing the position even if it was forced to hold fourth elections in just two years.

And in light of the global epidemic that tired the world and affected the largest global economies. In addition, there are charges against Netanyahu of corruption, but he is still resisting staying on top like his Arab neighbours who have signed peace agreements with.


Results of the Fourth Elections

A victory for the right in the Knesset, but without a real decision for who will lead the country in the coming period, as although Netanyahu's party won a majority of 30 seats, it did not get the majority that would enable him to form the next government, as his coalition won 61% and the opposition got 57%. The results are disappointing for Netanyahu's coalition.

The opposition won 57% of the votes, meaning that it needs four votes to obtain a majority and the right to form the next government, while Netanyahu is seeking to obtain agreements and repair differences between him and his coalition parties.

While the Arabs have disintegrated their alliance, which won 15 seats in the previous elections, but the disintegration in these elections that occurred in their list led to the division of these seats between two parties that split from each other and Netanyahu seeks to get close to them in order to obtain a majority in this election but the parties allied with him are preventing him.


New Alliances

Netanyahu sitting on power for a long time, as well as the corruption charges that are haunting him, opened the eyes of the competitors, and they found the appropriate opportunity to storm the reins of power in the country in which Netanyahu had previously achieved overwhelming results in the elections.

In these circumstances, the competitors found that they would not be able to topple Netanyahu without major alliances, which put several parties of different orientations into one bloc.

They are led by people from Netanyahu's previous governments and people close to him, such as Naftali Bennett, the person who has been in the government formations for Netanyahu since 2013 in order to turn against him and form an alliance and become the closest competitor to ousting Netanyahu.


King Netanyahu

Netanyahu has dominated Israel for two decades, and he has become an absolute leader in the country and strongly controls government and security institutions, and he has become the first face of Israel in the world, and he becomes known to the international community,

The eloquent person who is able to confront everyone thanks to the support of the first ally, America, especially during a period of rule President Trump.

But it seems that the Israelis are looking for a new man to lead the country after the hegemony of Netanyahu, which analysts find that it is nearing completion, while the elections indicate the opposite, as in the past four elections in the previous two years.

It was closer to a referendum for Netanyahu to remain in power, and he was succeeding in achieving the required result to stay on top.


New Face in the Fourth Elections

The fourth election seems to be a great opportunity for a new face to come to power, especially in the presence of a large coalition opposing Netanyahu, Defense Minister Naftali Bennett, who has enjoyed great public and political support in recent times, taking advantage of his previous relations and positions.

In addition to the accusations that pursue Netanyahu, who evades and denies them, as well as changing the administration in the United States, and the arrival of Biden, who declared that he will not directly support Netanyahu in these elections, which contributed to a decline in the support that Netanyahu receives from inside and outside.

Normalization with the Arabs, the first enemy of Israel, and vaccination against the fastest Corona virus vaccine in the world. It seems that it will not constitute a major point in the race towards the premiership.

The results indicate the need for an alliance with another party in order for Netanyahu and his opponents to win a majority so that they form the next government in Israel.

 

Written by - Abduljalil Hage

Edited by - Adrija Saha

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