Last Polls Before Election: Netanyahu and Gantz Tied for Seats

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Kahol Lavan leader Benny Gantz.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Kahol Lavan leader Benny Gantz. Credit: Marc Israel-Salem, Olivier Fitoussi

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud and Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid's Kahol Lavan are tied at 32 seats ahead of next week's election, the latest polls released on Friday by Channel 12 and Channel 13 News predict. (For the latest election polls - click here)

The polls also project the far-right Kahanist Otzma Yehudit passing the electoral threshold of 3.25 percent, thus receiving four seats. 

The polls projected a right-wing bloc of 58-59 seats, and 53 seats for the center-left, leaving both blocs shy of the 61-seat majority necessary to form a government without Avigdor Lieberman's Yisrael Beiteinu.

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Channel 13 predicted Joint List at 12 seats while Channel 12 projects the slate getting ten seats.  

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Both Yamina, the hard-right alliance headed by former Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, and Lieberman's Yisrael Beiteinu were projected to get nine seats, according to Channel 13.

Channel 12

Likud: 32

Kahol Lavan: 32

Joint List: 10

Yisrael Beiteinu: 8

Yamina: 8

United Torah Judiasm: 8

Shas: 7

The Democratic Union: 6

Labor-Gesher: 5

Otzma Yehudit : 4

Channel 13

Likud: 32

Kahol Lavan: 32

Joint List: 12

Yisrael Beiteinu: 9

Yamina: 9

United Torah Judiasm: 7

Shas: 6

The Democratic Union: 5

Labor-Gesher: 4

Otzma Yehudit : 4

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