Center-left opposition rides a solid lead into Israeli election

March 13, 2015 9:25 AM

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Center-left opposition rides a solid lead into Israeli election

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's center-left opposition is poised for an upset victory in national elections next week, with the last opinion polls before the March 17 vote giving it a solid lead over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's party.

Polls in two of Israel's leading newspapers predicted the Zionist Union would secure 25 or 26 seats in the 120-seat Knesset, against 21 or 22 for Likud. All polls in the past three days have given the same margin of victory.

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