The Israeli election has revealed the political pecking order in the middleeastern state.
First comes Kadima, then Labour, while the Russian immigrant party Yisrael Beitenu is projected to have up to 14 seats. Likud trails behind it with 11 seats. Speculation over the formation of a new coalition is already intense, with some suggestions that Kadima will approach Labour, the Pensioners party GUIL and the radical left party Meretz in order to build a slim majority in parliament. A total of 31 parties took part, many of whom aren’t believed to have passed the two per cent barrier needed to enter parliament. Official results for the Israeli election will be available later today.