The Likud Party only won 30 seats.
So, in fact, the majority did NOT vote for him.
Now he has 42 days to cobble together a coalition from the other 90 members to be the ruling party.
#8 | POSTED BY DONNERBOY
In 1992, the Israeli parliament enacted the new Basic Law: The Government, which provides Israel with the distinction of being the only country to have direct popular election of its Prime Minister (beginning with the next election, scheduled for mid-1996). This new law not only effectively alters the electoral system, but also changes the entire political system in Israel, replacing its pure parliamentary system with a new, hybrid and unique regime type.