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

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

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.

Israelis go to the Polls; Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Widely Expected to Prevail, Remain PM – Video Report 1/22/13

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