First of all, I need to remind you that the Israeli Electoral and Government systems are very different from most anyplace else.
- Israeli voters vote for political parties, and according to their lists of candidates and the mathematical proportion of votes, the Knesset Members are decided.
- A ruling government must have at least 61 of the 120 Knesset Members.
- The strongest, which doesn't mean the largest, party makes up/negotiates the coalition with other parties.
- The leader of that strongest party becomes the Prime Minister.