Netanyahu Declares Victory, But Herzog In No Hurry To Concede

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[Exit polls below.] Isaac Herzog insists Zionist Union’s fate is not yet sealed by tonight’s exit polls.

“We achieved something extraordinary today,” he told cheering supporters. “Since the elections of 1992, the election of Yitzchak Rabin, may his memory be blessed, we haven’t achieved such a result. This result enables us to return to power, and since we’re going to wait for the true results – every result right now is an exit poll – everything is still open.”

Herzog said that he “spoke today with every relevant party leader. We don’t know the final results because some parties are on the edge of the electoral threshold. I intend to make every effort to put together a socially conscious government for Israel, a good government, a government that returns Israel to be a Jewish and democratic state, a socially aware country that strives for peace with our neighbors. I call on all the relevant factions to unite behind me for a government of reconciliation for Israel.”

He also told supporters: “There won’t be any decisions taken tonight. Everyone can go to sleep. You gave your heart and soul. Thank you.”

A Channel 2 tally concluded that the new Knesset will see 36 brand-new Knesset members, including many in Likud and Kulanu’s entire list except party leader Moshe Kachlon himself.

The following are the exit polls released tonight. The number in parenthesis is the current Knesset count.

Channel 1

Likud: 27 (18)

Labor/The Movement: 27 (15)(6)

Yesh Atid: 12 (19)

Arab Bloc: 12 (11)

Kulanu: 10 (-)

Bayit Yehudi: 9 (12)

Shas: 7 (11)

Yahadut Hatorah: 6 (7)

Meretz: 5 (6)

Yisrael Beitenu: 5 (13)

Yachad: 0 (-)

Channel 2

Likud: 28 (18)

Labor/The Movement: 27 (15) (6)

Arab Bloc: 13 (11)

Yesh Atid: 12 (19)

Kulanu: 9 (-)

Bayit Yehudi: 8 (12)

Shas: 7 (11)

Yahadut Hatorah: 6 (7)

Meretz: 5 (6)

Yisrael Beitenu: 5 (13)

Yachad: 0

Knesset Channel

Labor/The Movement: 27 (15)(6)

Likud: 26 (18)

Arab Bloc: 13 (11)

Yesh Atid: 12 (19)

Kulanu: 10 (-)

Bayit Yehudi: 9 (12)

Shas: 7 (11)

Yahadut Hatorah: 6 (7)

Meretz: 5 (6)

Yisrael Beitenu: 5 (13)

Yachad: 0 (-)

Channel 10

Likud: 27 (18)

Labor/The Movement: 27 (15)(6)

Arab Bloc: 13 (11)

Yesh Atid: 11 (19)

Bayit Yehudi: 8 (12)

Kulanu: 10 (-)

Yahadut Hatorah: 7 (7)

Meretz: 5 (6)

Shas: 7 (11)

Yisrael Beitenu: 5 (13)

Yachad: 0 (-)

{Matzav.com Israel}

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