Polls: Netanyahu ahead in Israel election
Published Tuesday 22/01/2013 (updated) 23/01/2013 17:20
JERUSALEM (Reuters) -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's rightist Likud-Beitenu party came out on top in Israel's election on Tuesday, exit polls said, but center-left parties made surprising gains, potentially complicating coalition building.
Netanyahu's party was forecast to win 31 seats in the 1200- member parliament, according to three different exit polls broadcast on Israeli television.
The new centrist Yesh Atid party was projected to come a surprise second, followed by the left-leaning Labour and far-right Jewish Home parties.