Haim Yavin Has Two Competitors Tonight

Initial election results will be broadcast at 10 P.M. tonight on all three television stations (Channels 1, 2 and 10). Channel One will base its results on exit polls conducted at 100 voting sites around the country, while the other two channels will show figures based on a telephone survey.

The Dialogue firm, directed by Prof. Camil Fuchs, will manage the exit polling for Channel 1. Dr. Mina Tzemach's Dahaf company will conduct the telephone survey for Channel 2, and the Teleseker firm will perform this task for Channel 10.

Channel 1

The election broadcast on Channel 1 will commence at 9 P.M., anchored by Haim Yavin. It will be the tenth election broadcast for Yavin, who will be joined by Channel 1 commentators Amnon Abramovich and Yaron Dekel, as well as guest journalists Hannah Kim (Ha'aretz), Sima Kadmon (Yedioth Ahronoth) and Uri Orbach (Army Radio).

Channel 1 will also have a team of reporters covering 20 locations, including Ya'akov Ahimeir, Uri Levi, David Witztom, Ayala Hason, Nitzan Chen, Keren Neubach, Oded Granot and Geula Even.

Archive footage from previous election campaigns will also be incorporated throughout the broadcast.

Election night coverage on Channel 2 will begin at 9:30, with co-anchors Gadi Sukenik, Yonit Levy and Nissim Mishal. Filing reports from 20 sites in the field will be a team of journalists including Ilana Dayan, Oshrat Cutler, Gabi Gazit, Shelly Yahimovich, Udi Segal, Ehud Ya'ari, Aharon Barnea, Roni Daniel and Rina Mazliah.

Earlier in the evening (at 7 P.M.), a special program hosted by Yair Lapid will air. The program will include reports on the election day activities of various Knesset candidates, as well as entertainment segments with Yigal Shilon and Mickey Geva.

Ya'akov Eilon will anchor the election night broadcast on Channel 10, which is also scheduled to start at 9:30 this evening. Like its competitors, Channel 10 will cover some 20 sites throughout the country, with a team of reporters including Emanuel Rosen, Ofer Shelah, Yaron London, Motti Kirshenbaum, Rino Tzror, Guy Zohar, Rafi Reshef and Shlomi Eldar.

The election night survey results will be displayed in lights on the Azrieli Towers in Tel Aviv and transmitted to the Israeli Channel viewed by some 100,000 subscribers in the United States.

At 8:30 P.M., a special program of satirists "Shai and Dror" will air.