Israelis want Netanyahu to keep premiership: Poll

Most Israeli's want Netanyahu to remain in office, with most expecting him to retain his seats in parliament.

Israelis want Netanyahu to keep premiership: Poll
World Bulletin / News Desk
A majority of Israelis want Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to remain in office, a recent opinion poll has showed.

The poll, conducted by Israel Radio, indicated that 39 percent of Israelis want Netanyahu to maintain the premiership.

Around 36 percent of respondents, meanwhile, said they wanted Labor Party leader Isaac Herzog to be Israel's next prime minister, according to the poll, the findings of which were released on Friday.

Most poll respondents expected Netanyahu's Likud Party to win 23 seats in parliament in a general election slated for March of next year.

They also expected a coalition including the Labor Party and former Justice Minister Tzipi Livni's Hatnua Party to win roughly the same number of seats.

Israel's Knesset (parliament) contains 120 seats in total. Israel's president tasks the party that wins the most number of seats in elections to form the government.  

Israel is due to hold early parliamentary elections in March of next year, following the collapse of Netanyahu's coalition government in the first week of December.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 26 Aralık 2014, 16:36