Wednesday, 12 May 2021
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Israel 2021 election results and follow-up to forming a government.

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The leaders of some of the parties in Israel's general election, March 2021
4 May 2021
Bibi Netanyahu's mandate to form a coalition expires.  It is now up to President Reuven Rivlin to had over the mandate to either Yair Lapid or Naftali Bennett in the hope that they will manage to execute this task.

27 April, 2021
There are 7 days left for Benjamin Netanyahu to form a coalition government.  Will he pull it off? Chances are slim but we will have to see if he can pull a cat out of the bag in time.

7 April, 2021
Rivlin announces that Benjamin Netanyahu is tasked to form the new coalition and meetings will commence this morning between Netanyahu and other party leaders.

6 April, 2021
President Reuven Rivlin to announce his decision - who will he task to form a new coalition?

5 April, 2021
120 members of the Knesset are sworn in and Benjamin Netanyahu gets the most nominations with 52.  Yair Lapid (Yeish Atid) gets 45 nominations and Naftali Bennet (Yemina) gets 7.

These are  the results of the Israel elections held on March 23rd, 2021:
120 seats in the Knesset and 61 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 67.4% Decrease
PartyLeader  %Seats
Likud Benjamin Netanyahu 24.19 30
Yesh Atid Yair Lapid 13.91 17
Shas Aryeh Deri 7.17 9
Blue and White Benny Gantz 6.61 8
Yamina Naftali Bennett 6.21 7
Labor Merav Michaeli 6.09 7
UTJ Moshe Gafni 5.64 7
Yisrael Beiteinu Avigdor Lieberman 5.64 7
Religious Zionist Bezalel Smotrich 5.11 6
Joint List Ayman Odeh 4.81 6
New Hope Gideon Sa'ar 4.74 6
Meretz Nitzan Horowitz 4.59 6
Ra'am Mansour Abbas 3.79 4