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  Iyar 8, 5772 , 30/04/12

Poll: Likud Stronger, Right Weaker

If elections were held today, the Likud party would rise from its 27 seats to 30, according to a poll by the Dahaf (Impulse) organization for the Yediot Acharonot daily. Another recent poll gave Likud 31 mandates.

As was the case with Kadima in the current Knesset, having the largest individual faction is no guarantee of being able to form a coalition. If former Shas chairman Aryeh Der'i returned to Sephardic hareidi party's list, it would retain its 11 seats, but if he forms his own party, the new party would garner three mandates and Shas would keep only seven seats and the right's superiority over the left would be 61-56.

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