Israel Political Brief January 22, 2013: Elections 2013: Exit polls results show Netanyahu’s Likud Beytenu at 31 seats; Yesh Atid at 19

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF: ISRAEL NEWS

Exit polls show Likud Beytenu at 31 seats; Yesh Atid at 19

Source: Jerusalem Post, 1-22-13

Voter turnout numbers highest since 1999; Likud Beytenu plummets; Labor polled to get 17 seats, Bayit Yehudi 12, Shas 11, Livni and Meretz 7 each, UTJ 6; Right bloc with slight edge over Left.

Netanyahu visit Western Wall after voting, Jan. 22, 2013
Netanyahu visit Western Wall after voting, Jan. 22, 2013 Photo: Marc Israel Sellem

Binyamin Netanyahu looked likely to squeak through with a narrow victory in Tuesday’s Knesset elections, exit polls released as soon as the ballots closed seemed to indicate. Exit polls from Channel 2, Channel 10 and Channel 1 gave his Likud Beytenu party 31 seats.

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It seemed that the right-wing bloc had a slight edge of 61 seats to 59 seats over the left-wing bloc.

Official results were expected to be released on Wednesday morning….READ MORE

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