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.
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."
More top news
Natalie Sharp and Christine Bicknell appeared in court over an alleged incident at a Lidl superstore in Wallington, south London.
Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo went onto a street in the Spanish capital heavily disguised, much to the shock of a young boy.
Human rights groups have condemned Pakistan for executing a man who said he was tortured into confessing to murder when he was 14.