Israel’s early election, called for January 22, is expected to lead to some major shake-ups in the Knesset. With 120 seats up for grabs, media are already speculating on what parties will end up with what numbers.
Jspace has averaged together some leading polls to predict how the numbers will break down, comparing those averages to how the parties stand now.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud looks to pick up three seats, up to 30 from its current 27. While not a huge change, that increase will put the party in the leading majority. That title is currently held by Shaul Mofaz’s Kadima party, which is predicted to suffer major losses—down to eight from its current 28.
Labor, led by Shelly Yachimovich and the temporary opposition party during Bibi’s short-lived “Super Coalition,” looks to pick up 11 seats, bringing its total from eight to 19. And Yesh Atid, a party just recently created by Yair Lapid and up for consideration for the first time this election round, will go from nonexistent to a predicted 12 seats.
The averages were generated using polls from Haaretz, Israel Hayom and Dahaf, the Knesset channel.