PM Netanyahu leads the weekly cabinet meeting. (Marc Israel Sellem/POOL)

While Netanyahu won a clear victory in the elections this week, the precise makeup of the new government remains a mystery for now, with several likely scenarios emerging.

Israel’s Central Elections Committee on Thursday finalized its official results, leaving no question that Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party was this election cycle’s big winner.

Indeed, Netanyahu is nearly ensured to become Israel’s prime minister for a fifth term, but the makeup of the leading faction in Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, must still be hammered out.

Here are the likely scenarios for the new Knesset, and some predictions on what the future government’s policies might mean for Israel’s future.