A rebellious Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Saturday that he was”not going anywhere” even after he fell short of a majority with his hard-line allies at his nation’s third election in under a year.
Convening what he called an “emergency convention,” Netanyahu accused his rivals of trying to”throw the elections” by aligning Arab-led parties that he stated were hostile to the country.
The election results seemed to extend the nation’s year-old political deadlock and hamper the longtime pioneer as he attempts to move on trial for corruption charges after this month.
The embattled Netanyahu was on the lookout for a decisive victory in Monday’s vote, and also first exit polls had suggested that his Likud party and smaller religious and civic allies had seized 60 chairs, only one short of a majority necessary to form a new administration.
Netanyahu triumphantly announced a”huge success.” However, the last count declared by the election commission decided that Netanyahu’s jubilation was premature.
Likud emerged as the biggest individual celebration, with 36 seats, before 33 chairs for its rival Blue and White Party. However, with his younger allies, Netanyahu’s right-wing bloc captured only 58 seats, well short of this 61-seat bulk.
While Netanyahu’s competitions control the vast majority of seats, they’re deeply divided, using a hard-line civic celebration and the mostly Arab Joint List one of them. Even the Joint List recorded 15 chairs, which makes it the third-largest celebration in parliament — it’s the very best performance ever.
Those branches could make it hard for both Blue and White’s chief, former army leader Benny Gantz, to set up another coalition. If neither he nor Netanyahu could form a government, the nation would lead into an unprecedented fourth consecutive election.
But if he can not construct a government this time, Gantz’s celebration looks to be encouraging laws in the new parliament that would bar anyone indicted of a crime is in a position to direct a government.
The proposal, which will appear like a parliamentary majority, has raised the ire of both Netanyahu and his allies.
“A private, retroactive law which goes against the simplest fundamentals in democracy,” Netanyahu billed Saturday.
“We will not allow it to occur. We’ll apply our moral capability to be certain that it doesn’t happen.”
Netanyahu is desperate to stay in the office. Israeli law doesn’t demand the prime minister to resign when charged with a crime, and Netanyahu may use the strong place to rally public support and lash out in what he says is an unfair legal system along with social networking.
“I will set a stable government that will cure Israel in the hatred and divisiveness,” he explained. The majority of the people decided they do not need him to continue and that’s what they’ll get.”