Poll:
Left-wing bloc, Arab parties get 61 seats

Poll finds Blue and White and Likud tied at 32 seats. Ehud Barak's party gets 6 seats, as does Meretz.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Center-left bloc gets 61 seats
Center-left bloc gets 61 seats
Channel 13

A poll conducted by Prof. Camil Fuchs and published on Channel 13 shows that if the elections were held today, Likud and Blue and White would win the same number of seats - 32 each.

According to the data, the Arab Joint List is the third largest with 12 seats and Yisrael Beytenu gets 7 seats.

Four parties win 6 seats - Shas, United Torah Judaism, Meretz and Ehud Barak's new party.

The Labor Party continues to weaken with 5 seats, United Right gets 4 seats, as does New Right.

Earlier on Wednesday, Former Prime Minister Ehud Barak convened a press briefing during which he announced that he will establish a new party for the oncoming elections.

"We have come here to have our say about what is happening and announce the establishment of a new party that will act for major repairs in the state and in society."

"The attempts to repeatedly disrupt democratic processes and to mislead the public and offer political bribery are a direct continuation of Netanyahu's conduct, whose goal is to divide and to undermine law and order, and everything for his personal gain, in order to escape for fear of judgement. These are dark days, the likes of which we have not seen before."

"Netanyahu acts cynically, only a few weeks after he dissolved the Knesset in order to prevent the president from passing along the mandate, after Netanyahu failed [to form a coalition]. We are not blind, the election campaign was advanced only for the sake of Netanyahu, it was advanced because the operation to rescue the suspect failed."

He added, "I have known Netanyahu for more than 50 years. I have seen him in beautiful and painful moments. Netanyahu is at the end of his path, and his closest associates, including his colleagues in the faction and the government, know this. Most of them are gripped by silence and fear. As your former commander, I say to you, Netanyahu: You cannot continue to hold the steering wheel of leadership. Your time as political leader is over."

"We decided to establish an appropriate political framework in the next few days," Barak declared. "We will mobilize the brave and work to end the Netanyahu regime, Bibi, this is the time and it is your last moment to go home of your own free will. I warn you not to try to drag a whole country into chaos to get out of jail. You will run into millions of Israelis who are not ready to play that game."




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