News Wrap: Netanyahu may have outright victory in Israeli election
Netanyahu announced victory in elections
Recent polls show a slight edge to his party &# 171; Likud&# 187; over the main rival
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced victory in national elections. According to exit polls, his Likud party is gaining ground from its main rival.
Addressing jubilant supporters on Wednesday night, Netanyahu praised them for their “almost incredible achievement.”.
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The first exit polls showed that the Likud and the Kahol-Lavan bloc are on an equal footing. But the latest projections seem to give the Likud a slight advantage and a stronger position to form a majority coalition in the 120-seat parliament..
In his speech, which was repeatedly interrupted by enthusiastic exclamations of supporters, Netanyahu said: “I am very touched that the people of Israel again, for the fifth time, have shown me their trust, and even more trust.”.
He promised to form a right-wing nationalist government.
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