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  10/10/2012, Tishrei 24, 5773

Prof. Predicts Low Turnout for Kadima, Labor


Chairman of Professors for a Strong Israel, Dr. Gabi Avital is convinced that the religious public, residents of Judea and Samaria and those opposed to territorial compromise will not loose representation in the upcoming elections. 
 
In an interview with Arutz Sheva news, Dr. Avital stated, "even if [former Kadima head] Tzipi Livni and [former Kadima head] Ehud Olmert return, they will not have the votes of up to 70 seats currently comprised by the Likud and coalition partners. In-fighting for a maximum of 50 seats will range from Kadima, Labor and Yair Lapid's new Yesh Atid party. They do not have anyone who can really replace the Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu (Likud Party)."
 
There are a total of 120 seats in the Knesset. Normally the winning party forms a coalition with smaller parties to create a majority bloc.