JERUSALEM (VINnews) — As reported by VINnews, all of the exit polls initially released after election day in Israel had shown the right-wing parties have 60 seats. This was a huge win for Netanyahu, since it was entirely plausible that he would have the necessary majority to form a government and prevent a fourth election after the votes of the soldiers were factored in.
However there has been a setback for the right-wing. Channel 12 and Channel 13 have both released updated exit polls, and according to both, Likud is down to 59 seats instead of 60. This means the righ-wing bloc is 2 seats short of the required 61 in order to from a government.
Below are the updated exit polls.
Blue and White 34 – two more than the original results
Joint List 14
United Torah Judaism 7 – one less
Labor-Gesher-Meretz 7 – one more
Yisrael Beytenu 6 – two less
Blue and White 32 – one less
Joint List 15 – one more
Yisrael Beytenu 7 – one more
United Torah Judaism 7
Yamina 6 – one less
Channel 11 had not changed, and thus remains:
Right wing 60
Blue & White 33
Arab Joint List 15
Yahadut Hatorah 8