Benjamin Netanyahu Prevails in Israeli Election; Wins by Narrower Margin than Expected – Videos 1/22/13

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has claimed victory in Israel’s national election, but his his victory is by a narrower margin than expected. Netanyahu’s Party won 31 of the 120 seats in the Knesset, and with his coalition of other parties, he is expected to get to a majority to remain Prime Minister. But the more moderate parties are reportedly expected to have more influence as a result of this election outcome.

BBC: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged to form “as broad a government as possible” after his alliance won a narrow election victory.

Addressing supporters at his party’s headquarters in Tel Aviv, Mr Netanyahu said he believed the result created “an opportunity for change”.

Exit polls suggest Mr Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud-Beitenu bloc will have 31 seats in parliament – a sharp drop from 42.

In a major surprise, the centrist Yesh Atid (There is a Future) party came second with a predicted 18-19 seats, with Labour next on 17. . . .Read More

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