Benjamin Netanyahu has ‘best shot’ to win election after ‘reaping COVID dividends’

Liberal MP and former ambassador to Israel Dave Sharma has instructed Sky Information Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “reaped some political dividends” from the nation’s COVID response and is now within the field seat to regain authorities.

Mr Netanyahu might want to negotiate with a number of minor events with a purpose to type authorities and to keep away from the nation heading in direction of an historic fifth election in two years.

The prime minister’s Likud Get together has gained essentially the most seats within the nation’s fourth election since 2019 taking round 25 per cent of the vote, however it’s nonetheless round 30 seats away from a majority.

The Likud Get together does look to have the help of different minor right-wing events, however it’s nonetheless some margin away from securing victory including to fears the nation can be plunged right into a fifth election in recent times.

Mr Sharma mentioned the prime minister positively has the “best shot of anyone” to win authorities, however he nonetheless has a troublesome pathway forward to “pull together a governing coalition”.

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The previous ambassador to Israel mentioned Mr Netanyahu has positively benefited from Israel’s constructive response to the COVID-19 pandemic given the nation is now again to relative normality.

“He has reaped some political dividends from that.”