Yitzhak Herzog (l) and Benjamin Netanyahu (r)
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Israel election: No clear winner, exit polls suggest

Exit polls are suggesting that Israel's governing Likud party and the opposition Zionist Union are neck-and-neck in Israel's general election.

Estimates by two Israeli broadcasters gave both sides 27 seats each in the 120-seat parliament, the Knesset.

Both would need support from other parties to form a governing coalition.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described the vote as a "great victory" for his Likud party, which is credited with a better result than expected.

Jeremy Bowen reports.

  • 17 Mar 2015
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