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Just 29% of Israelis think elections will end political deadlock, poll shows

An ultra-Orthodox man walks near an election campaign poster showing Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on April 2, 2019. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
An ultra-Orthodox man walks near an election campaign poster showing Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on April 2, 2019. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Only 29% of Israelis think this month’s election will resolve the political stalemate, a poll from the Israel Democracy Institute shows.

Just 29% thinks the vote will offer a clear answer regarding the identity of the next prime minister.

The IDI Israeli Voice Index for February 2021 finds that 32% of Israelis support suspending Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial if he wins the election and forms the next government.

Likud supporters are the most optimistic that the fourth consecutive election will result in a clear victor where others did not, the survey finds.

While a majority of Jewish Israelis still oppose a coalition that relies on support from Arab-majority parties, there is an increase of support among those who identify as centrist or right-wing for Arab-Jewish political cooperation.

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