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  11/2/2012, Cheshvan 17, 5773

Poll: Kahlon Party 13 Seats; Religious Zionists Seven


A social-activist party headed by Communications and Welfare Minister Moshe Kahlon would enter the Knesset with 13 seats, according to a survey by Dr. Mina Tzemach, published Friday morning in Yediot Acharonot. Five of the seats would be at the expense of the Likud party, while Ya'ir Lapid's Yesh Atid party would lose three mandates and Labor would lose two.

Whether or not Kahlon forms a new party, a combined Habayit Hayehudi (Jewish Home-New National Religious Party) and Ichud Le'umi (National Union) would receive a total of five spots, with two seats going to the Hatikva party of Knesset members Aryeh Eldad and Michael Ben-Ari, who left Ichud Le'umi. Kadima would not return to the Knesset, if the elections were held today.