Netanyahu and allies seen winning narrow majority in Israeli election – exit polls | World News


Benjamin Netanyahu could be poised for a return to power after exit polls showed the former Israeli prime minister and his right-wing bloc might win a narrow majority.

He was poised to take 61-62 seats in the 120-seat in parliament, according to Israeli television exit polls released shortly after voting closed in the country’s election.

The polls are preliminary and – with such a wafer-thin majority expected – results could change as votes are counted in the coming hours.

The election was Israel’s fifth in less than four years, with the country gripped by political gridlock.

Voter turnout was reported to be at the highest levels since 1999.

Mr Netanyahu, Israel’s longest-serving premier, is on trial over corruption charges. He denies the charges.


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