Middle East

Jan 23, 2013

Israelis don’t much like Netanyahu, but they’re stuck with him

Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing coalition looks likely to scrape a victory of perhaps 62 seats in the 120-seat Israeli parliament. He faces some tough decisions about who to bring into the fold -- and whether to change direction.

Charles Richardson — Editor of The World is not Enough

Charles Richardson

Editor of The World is not Enough

Polls in Israel’s election closed at 7am this morning, Australian eastern time. Results are not yet official, but the exit polls have been supplemented with actual results from sample booths. With the whole country voting as one electorate it’s hard for exit polls to make large errors, although in a close election even one or two seats could make a lot of difference.

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