Likud official Knesset elections winner after soldiers’ vote count
GAZA: Israel’s Central Elections Committee on Thursday confirmed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party as the winner of the general elections after the vote count of military personnel was completed.
Likud won 30 seats at the Knesset while the Zionist Union came second with 24 seats, according to figures provided by the Committee to the Knesset website.
The Joint Arab List got 13 seats as the national voter turnout hit 72.3 percent or 4.6 percent more than the turnout in the general elections of 2013.
The Israeli general elections are held every four years but divisions inside the coalition government forced Netanyahu to call for early elections.