Israel Election Results: Real-time Vote Count Updates

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Israel election: Netanyahu and Lapid featured on billboards. Voter turnout is expected to play a pivotal role.
Israel election: Netanyahu and Lapid featured on billboards.Credit: Moti Milrod

Israel's Election Day 2021 drew to a close Tuesday after Israelis headed to the polls for the fourth time in four years in what is widely seen as a referendum on the divisive rule of Israel's longest-serving prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.

Three Israeli election exit polls, by Channel 11, Channel 12 News and Channel 13 News, presented here, will be followed by live updates of the vote count progress in real-time. Click here for Haaretz's live updates on Israel's election and its aftermath

The exit polls initially gave Netanyahu a shot at securing a slim majority if Naftali Bennett's Yamina joined him, but they were later updated based on real results and showed Netanyahu does not necessarily have a clear majority. Religious Zionism, an alliance of parties made up of Kahanists, the homophobic Noam Party and the national-religious National Union-Tkuma, are making major gains. Gantz's Kahol Lavan and Meretz are projected to make bigger gains than expected in polls running up to the election. The representation of the Arab parties, Joint List and UAL, which split ahead of the election, are projected to be slashed. Take a look at the party slates

Ahead of the vote, Netanyahu's Likud was expected to remain the largest party, but it was unclear whether the incumbent prime minister could form a Knesset majority. Meanwhile, the anti-Netanyahu bloc, which includes parties from the left, right and center, looks to have even fewer paths to forming a governing coalition. Two parties, Bennett's Yamina and Manour Abbas' UAL, have not yet declared support to either bloc.

Israel election final vote count

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Benjamin Netanyahu, campaigning in Bat Yam on Election Day.Credit: Avishag Shaar-Yashuv
Yair Lapid, the leader of the Yesh Atid party, on Election Day.Credit: CORINNA KERN/ REUTERS
New Hope's Gideon Sa'ar at a polling station in Tel Aviv.Credit: Moti Milrod
Yamina's Naftali Bennett in Ra'anana.Credit: Hadas Parush
Labor's Merav Michaeli campaigning in Tel Aviv's Hatikva Market.Credit: Tomer Appelbaum
Shas leader Arye Deri voting in Jerusalem.Credit: Ohad Zwigenberg
Voter turnout for the March 23 election, compared to previous elections.

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