Israel Political Brief January 22, 2013: Elections 2013: Exit Polls Reveal: Likud With 31, Yesh Atid Second with 18

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF: ISRAEL NEWS

Polls Reveal: Likud With 31, Yesh Atid Second with 18

Exit polls show Yesh Atid with surprise success, taking second place with 18 seats. Bayit Yehudi fifth largest.
Yair Lapid

Yair Lapid
Israel news photo: Flash 90

Exit polls from Tuesday’s elections, released at 10 p.m. as the polls closed, showed Likud Beytenu winning with 31 seats. Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid party surpassed all its achievements in previous surveys and earned 18 seats, putting it in second place.

The Labor party was in third with 17, Shas was fourth with 13, and Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) was in fifth with 12.

Another elections day victory went to the Arab-Jewish Hadash party, which earned five seats.

The Kadima, Am Shalem and Otzma Leyisrael parties are not believed to have made it into Knesset….READ MORE

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