Polls: Netanyahu election win

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu narrowly won Israel's election, according to usually correct exit polls. The Israeli leader claimed victory and vowed to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

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Exit poll shows 'voters have saved Israel from itself'

The exit poll projection is worse than the most pessimistic forecast for the Israeli Prime Minister. If correct, he has lost seats to the centre and the far right and will need to do deals with both sides to form a coalition government. No easy task.

Netanyahu party head quarters Credit: ITV News/ John Ray

The exit poll suggests that predictions that Israel would take a decisive lurch to the far right have been confounded. The centre and centre left have performed better than expected. One seasoned Israeli pundit just told me; "The voters have just saved Israel from itself."

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