On 9 April, Israel will hold general elections, pitting incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu against main rival Benny Gantz. Polling indicates this will be a closely fought contest, with a number of potential outcomes. This is an election where policy has been overshadowed by personalities, not least due to Netanyahu’s impending indictment on charges of corruption.
Key points include:
- The main candidates to be the next Prime Minister, their policies and chances of success
- Potential electoral outcomes in the Knesset, where neither candidate has an easy route to a majority
- Likely impact on the business environment in the event of a victory for Gantz or Natanyahu
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