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Election day as it happened: After 4th election, Israel still deadlocked

March 24, 2021 | By Persecution Live | Filed in: Israel.

Netanyahu hails ‘great accomplishment’ of finishing as largest party despite losing seats, extends hand to rivals, warning of 5th election otherwise

The Times of Israel liveblogged election day’s events as they unfolded.

Party leaders, MKs start voting, warning of fifth election if no decisive result

Yisrael Beytenu party leader Avigdor Liberman (L) casting his ballot in Nokdim on March 23, 2021. (Yisrael Beytenu/courtesy)
Yisrael Beytenu party leader Avigdor Liberman (L) casting his ballot in Nokdim on March 23, 2021. (Yisrael Beytenu/courtesy)

Many party leaders and prominent politicians have already cast their votes in the election, the fourth in two years, preparing for a day of relentless campaigning in hopes of handing their parties a last-minute boost.

Yisrael Beytenu chairman Avigdor Liberman votes at his home community, the settlement of Nokdim, and repeats the claim that these elections were called because of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s desire to “evade” his corruption trial.

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