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42 percent of Israelis prefer opposition Benny Gantz as PM

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Tel Aviv, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) 42% of Israelis favor the leader of the National Unity party, Benny Gantz, as Prime Minister instead of Benjamin Netanyahu who faces harsh criticism for his domestic policies and the war in Gaza.

According to the Maariv daily, 35% of electors still supports Netanyahu and 23% has no opinion on the issue.

The poll stated that in the event of new elections, National Unity would win 23 of the 120 seats in the Knesset (Parliament), 11 more than in the current legislature.

Meanwhile, Likud, the party headed by Netanyahu, would lose 10 seats and would be left with 22.

The research revealed that the opposition parties There is a Future and Israel is Our Home would also win 16 and 14 seats, respectively.

The results indicated that the anti-Netanyahu bloc would obtain 62 seats in the Legislature, compared to 48 for the right-wing politician’s camp.

Meanwhile, the representatives of the Arab and left-wing groups would obtain the remaining 10 seats.

Another poll conducted by the Midgam institute and reported by Channel 12 showed that 36% of Israelis believe that former Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is more suitable for the position, compared to 28% who backed Netanyahu.

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