Israel Political Brief January 22, 2013: Elections 2013: Exit Poll Results: Likud with 31 Seats — Channels 1, 2 and 10 publish exit polls, presenting tight race between left and right

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF

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Channel 10 exit poll:

Likud gets 31 seats

Yesh Atid 18

Labor 17

Habayit Hayehudi 12

Shas 13

Hatnuah 6,

Meretz 6

Israel election exit polls reveal tight race between right and left

Source: Haaretz, 1-22-13

Channels 1, 2 and 10 publish exit polls, presenting tight race between left and right.

Israel’s three major television networks published exit polls on Tuesday night, after polls closed across the country at 10 P.M.

According to Channel 2’s exit polls, the battle was tight between the left and right, with 59 percent of votes going to the left-wing block, and 61 percent to the right. Channel 2’s exit polls showed Likud-Yisrael Beiteinu exited with 31 seats, followed by Yesh Atid with 19 seats, and Labor with 17 seats. Habayit Hayehudi and Shas both got 12 seats, followed by Meretz and Hatnuah, who both got 7 seats. United Torah Judaism was next, with 6 seats, followed by the Arab parties, Hadash, with 4 seats, United Arab List – Ta’al with 3 and Balad, with 2.

Kadima did not pass the threshold, nor did Otzma Leyisrael.

According to the exit polls of Channel 10, the party with the most seats was Likud-Yisrael Beiteinu, 31. Following in second place was Yesh Atid with 18 seats, and Labor, with  17 seats, followed closely in third place. The rest of the parties that passed the threshold were: Shas, 13, Habayit Hayehudi, 12, Hatnuah, 6, Meretz, 6, Yahadut Hatorah, 6, Hadash, 5, United Arab List – Ta’al, 4, Balad, 2.

According to Channel 1, Likud Beiteinu won 31 seats, followed by Yesh Atid with 19 seats and Labor with 17 seats. Habayit Hayehudi got 12 seats, Shas 22, Hatnuah 7, Meretz 7 and United Torah Judaism 6. The Arab parties followed, with Hadash garnering 3 seats, United Arab List – Ta’al, 3, Balad, 2. According to Channel 1, Otzma Leyisrael also won 2 seats.

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