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
Here is a video report from Israel as Israelis go to the polls to vote. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is widely expected to remain Prime Minister when it is all said and done.