100% of votes counted, Netanyahu's party wins

Israeli media reported Wednesday, Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party has won 30 seats in Israel's Knesset.

100% of votes counted, Netanyahu's party wins

World Bulletin / News Desk 

The Zionist Union, which is led by Isaac Herzog, came in second position with 24 seats, Israel Public Radio added after counting 100 percent of votes in Israel's Knesset election, which was held on Tuesday.

Millions of Israelis cast their votes in their country's 20th Knesset election on Tuesday to determine Israel's next prime minister and the make-up of its parliament.

The radio said the joint list, which is made up of four Arab parties, won 13 seats, whereas Yesh Atid Party, which is led by former finance minister Yair Lapid, won 11 seats.

It added that Kulano party, which is led by former communication minister Moshe Kahlon, won 10 seats and the Jewish Home Party, which is led by former economy minister Naftali Bennett, 8 seats.

Shas and United Judaism won 7 seats each, the radio said, adding that Yisrael Beiteinu Party won 6 seats and Meretz ffour seats.

Polling stations closed down at 10:00 local time on Tuesday, but the election results are due to be officially announced on Thursday.

Both Netanyahu and Herzog claimed to have won the election, getting ready to form Israel's next government.

Soon after polling stations closed down, preliminary exit poll estimates released by Israeli media showed the electoral race to be too close to call.

The Likud Party was said to have won 28 seats out of Knesset's 120 seats, whereas the Zionist Union was said to have won 27 seats.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 18 Mart 2015, 09:40