Polls close in 'too tight to call' Israeli election

Exit polls suggest tight race

  • Early exit polls put the leading parties neck and neck. 

  • PM Netanyahu has claimed victory for his Likud party on Facebook

  • Likud competing with Isaac Herzog and Tzipi Livni's Zionist Union. 

  • Herzog: 'We'll wait for the final results. The public wants true change. I call all social parties to join my government' (via Twitter

  • The voting performance of smaller parties like Jewish Home and The Joint List will be crucial in determining who can form a government. 

  • 61 seats needed for a majority. 

Useful Resource: Haaretz live blog