The third election to be held in Israel in less than a year has led to another realignment of the country’s political kaleidoscope.
In an effort to maximise their attractiveness to voters and produce a result that differs from the two elections of 2019, smaller parties on both the left and the right of the spectrum have combined their movements.
On this page, the JC looks at the main contender parties that could form next Israel's next coalition government.
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Endorsed Netanyahu for prime minister last time
Endorsed Gantz for prime minister last time
No clear prime minister endorsement
There are 120 seats in the Knesset, which means a coalition will need at least 61 votes to form the next Israeli government — a figure that has proven to be remarkably elusive in 2019’s two elections.
Israel’s election system involves a threshold: a party that wins less than this share of the national vote will win no Knesset seats. It can lead to significant blocs of voters being excluded: in April 2019, the New Right fell short of the threshold, meaning Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked were out.