6.4 Million People Ready to Vote in Israeli Elections

Published September 16th, 2019 - 05:41 GMT

Israel is holding its general elections on Tuesday, 17th September. It marks the second vote for 2019 after prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government ahead of the last 9 April elections.

Moreover, 31 parties are contesting the polls but opinion polls suggest the two biggest parties will be Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party and the centrist Blue and White party led by Benny Gantz, a former army chief.

Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to annex the Jordan Valley if he is re-elected.

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A picture taken on September 15, 2019 shows the electoral campaign headquarters for the Likud party, displaying banners of chairman and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the southern Israeli city of Beersheva on September 15, 2019. HAZEM BADER / AFP

A picture taken on September 15, 2019 shows the electoral campaign headquarters for the Likud party, displaying banners of chairman and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the southern Israeli city of Beersheva on September 15, 2019. HAZEM BADER / AFP

Ultra Orthodox Jews attend an election campaign rally of the Yahadut Hathora (United Torah Judaism) at the centre of Jerusalem on September 15 2019, two days ahead of the Israeli general elections. MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP

Ultra Orthodox Jews attend an election campaign rally of the Yahadut Hathora (United Torah Judaism) at the centre of Jerusalem on September 15 2019, two days ahead of the Israeli general elections. MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP

Ultra Orthodox Jews attend an election campaign rally of the Yahadut Hathora (United Torah Judaism) at the centre of Jerusalem on September 15 2019 two days ahead of the Israeli general elections. MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP

Ultra Orthodox Jews attend an election campaign rally of the Yahadut Hathora (United Torah Judaism) at the centre of Jerusalem on September 15 2019 two days ahead of the Israeli general elections. MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP

Ayman Odeh, head of the Arab Joint List alliance, holds his pamphlets during a campaign rally in the Arab Israeli city of Tira, north of Tel Aviv, on September 5, 2019 . AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP

Ayman Odeh, head of the Arab Joint List alliance, holds his pamphlets during a campaign rally in the Arab Israeli city of Tira, north of Tel Aviv, on September 5, 2019 . AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP

An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man walks along a street in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv on September 12, 2019, as electoral billboards are seen in the background off the facade of a building showing the faces of (L to R) Yair Lapid and retired general Benny Gantz, two of the leaders of the "Blue and White" (Kahol Lavan) electoral alliance vying for seats in the upcoming September 17 vote. Gil COHEN-MAGEN / AFP

An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man walks along a street in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv on September 12, 2019, as electoral billboards are seen in the background off the facade of a building showing the faces of (L to R) Yair Lapid and retired general Benny Gantz, two of the leaders of the "Blue and White" (Kahol Lavan) electoral alliance vying for seats in the upcoming September 17 vote. Gil COHEN-MAGEN / AFP

Retired Israeli General Benny Gantz, one of the leaders of the Blue and White (Kahol Lavan) political alliance, speaks during a campaign event in Yasud HaMaala in northern Israel on September 11, 2019. Israel will hold general elections on September 17. JALAA MAREY / AFP

Retired Israeli General Benny Gantz, one of the leaders of the Blue and White (Kahol Lavan) political alliance, speaks during a campaign event in Yasud HaMaala in northern Israel on September 11, 2019. Israel will hold general elections on September 17. JALAA MAREY / AFP

Supporters of the mainly Arab Joint List alliance attend an electoral campaign rally in the northern Arab-Israeli town of Sakhnin on September 15, 2019. Ahmad GHARABLI / AFP

Supporters of the mainly Arab Joint List alliance attend an electoral campaign rally in the northern Arab-Israeli town of Sakhnin on September 15, 2019. Ahmad GHARABLI / AFP

A Bedouin woman walks below an electoral banner for the Blue and White (Kahol Lavan) electoral alliance bearing the portrait of retired general Benny Gantz with a caption in Hebrew reading "only with the Blue and White we will create a united secular government" in the southern Israeli city of Beersheva on September 15, 2019. HAZEM BADER / AFP

A Bedouin woman walks below an electoral banner for the Blue and White (Kahol Lavan) electoral alliance bearing the portrait of retired general Benny Gantz with a caption in Hebrew reading "only with the Blue and White we will create a united secular government" in the southern Israeli city of Beersheva on September 15, 2019. HAZEM BADER / AFP

Leader of the far right 'Otzma Yehudit' (Jewish power) party Itamar Ben-Gvir poses for a selfie with a supporter as he campaigns at the Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem on September 13, 2019. MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP

Leader of the far right 'Otzma Yehudit' (Jewish power) party Itamar Ben-Gvir poses for a selfie with a supporter as he campaigns at the Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem on September 13, 2019. MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP

A picture taken on September 15, 2019 shows the electoral campaign headquarters for the Likud party, displaying banners of chairman and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the southern Israeli city of Beersheva on September 15, 2019. HAZEM BADER / AFP
Ultra Orthodox Jews attend an election campaign rally of the Yahadut Hathora (United Torah Judaism) at the centre of Jerusalem on September 15 2019, two days ahead of the Israeli general elections. MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP
Ultra Orthodox Jews attend an election campaign rally of the Yahadut Hathora (United Torah Judaism) at the centre of Jerusalem on September 15 2019 two days ahead of the Israeli general elections. MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP
Ayman Odeh, head of the Arab Joint List alliance, holds his pamphlets during a campaign rally in the Arab Israeli city of Tira, north of Tel Aviv, on September 5, 2019 . AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP
An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man walks along a street in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv on September 12, 2019, as electoral billboards are seen in the background off the facade of a building showing the faces of (L to R) Yair Lapid and retired general Benny Gantz, two of the leaders of the "Blue and White" (Kahol Lavan) electoral alliance vying for seats in the upcoming September 17 vote. Gil COHEN-MAGEN / AFP
Retired Israeli General Benny Gantz, one of the leaders of the Blue and White (Kahol Lavan) political alliance, speaks during a campaign event in Yasud HaMaala in northern Israel on September 11, 2019. Israel will hold general elections on September 17. JALAA MAREY / AFP
Supporters of the mainly Arab Joint List alliance attend an electoral campaign rally in the northern Arab-Israeli town of Sakhnin on September 15, 2019. Ahmad GHARABLI / AFP
A Bedouin woman walks below an electoral banner for the Blue and White (Kahol Lavan) electoral alliance bearing the portrait of retired general Benny Gantz with a caption in Hebrew reading "only with the Blue and White we will create a united secular government" in the southern Israeli city of Beersheva on September 15, 2019. HAZEM BADER / AFP
Leader of the far right 'Otzma Yehudit' (Jewish power) party Itamar Ben-Gvir poses for a selfie with a supporter as he campaigns at the Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem on September 13, 2019. MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP
A picture taken on September 15, 2019 shows the electoral campaign headquarters for the Likud party, displaying banners of chairman and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the southern Israeli city of Beersheva on September 15, 2019. HAZEM BADER / AFP
A picture taken on September 15, 2019 shows the electoral campaign headquarters for the Likud party, displaying banners of chairman and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the southern Israeli city of Beersheva on September 15, 2019. HAZEM BADER / AFP
Ultra Orthodox Jews attend an election campaign rally of the Yahadut Hathora (United Torah Judaism) at the centre of Jerusalem on September 15 2019, two days ahead of the Israeli general elections. MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP
Ultra Orthodox Jews attend an election campaign rally of the Yahadut Hathora (United Torah Judaism) at the centre of Jerusalem on September 15 2019, two days ahead of the Israeli general elections. MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP
Ultra Orthodox Jews attend an election campaign rally of the Yahadut Hathora (United Torah Judaism) at the centre of Jerusalem on September 15 2019 two days ahead of the Israeli general elections. MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP
Ultra Orthodox Jews attend an election campaign rally of the Yahadut Hathora (United Torah Judaism) at the centre of Jerusalem on September 15 2019 two days ahead of the Israeli general elections. MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP
Ayman Odeh, head of the Arab Joint List alliance, holds his pamphlets during a campaign rally in the Arab Israeli city of Tira, north of Tel Aviv, on September 5, 2019 . AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP
Ayman Odeh, head of the Arab Joint List alliance, holds his pamphlets during a campaign rally in the Arab Israeli city of Tira, north of Tel Aviv, on September 5, 2019 . AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP
An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man walks along a street in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv on September 12, 2019, as electoral billboards are seen in the background off the facade of a building showing the faces of (L to R) Yair Lapid and retired general Benny Gantz, two of the leaders of the "Blue and White" (Kahol Lavan) electoral alliance vying for seats in the upcoming September 17 vote. Gil COHEN-MAGEN / AFP
An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man walks along a street in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv on September 12, 2019, as electoral billboards are seen in the background off the facade of a building showing the faces of (L to R) Yair Lapid and retired general Benny Gantz, two of the leaders of the "Blue and White" (Kahol Lavan) electoral alliance vying for seats in the upcoming September 17 vote. Gil COHEN-MAGEN / AFP
Retired Israeli General Benny Gantz, one of the leaders of the Blue and White (Kahol Lavan) political alliance, speaks during a campaign event in Yasud HaMaala in northern Israel on September 11, 2019. Israel will hold general elections on September 17. JALAA MAREY / AFP
Retired Israeli General Benny Gantz, one of the leaders of the Blue and White (Kahol Lavan) political alliance, speaks during a campaign event in Yasud HaMaala in northern Israel on September 11, 2019. Israel will hold general elections on September 17. JALAA MAREY / AFP
Supporters of the mainly Arab Joint List alliance attend an electoral campaign rally in the northern Arab-Israeli town of Sakhnin on September 15, 2019. Ahmad GHARABLI / AFP
Supporters of the mainly Arab Joint List alliance attend an electoral campaign rally in the northern Arab-Israeli town of Sakhnin on September 15, 2019. Ahmad GHARABLI / AFP
A Bedouin woman walks below an electoral banner for the Blue and White (Kahol Lavan) electoral alliance bearing the portrait of retired general Benny Gantz with a caption in Hebrew reading "only with the Blue and White we will create a united secular government" in the southern Israeli city of Beersheva on September 15, 2019. HAZEM BADER / AFP
A Bedouin woman walks below an electoral banner for the Blue and White (Kahol Lavan) electoral alliance bearing the portrait of retired general Benny Gantz with a caption in Hebrew reading "only with the Blue and White we will create a united secular government" in the southern Israeli city of Beersheva on September 15, 2019. HAZEM BADER / AFP
Leader of the far right 'Otzma Yehudit' (Jewish power) party Itamar Ben-Gvir poses for a selfie with a supporter as he campaigns at the Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem on September 13, 2019. MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP
Leader of the far right 'Otzma Yehudit' (Jewish power) party Itamar Ben-Gvir poses for a selfie with a supporter as he campaigns at the Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem on September 13, 2019. MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP