Israel elections: Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party poised for victory

  • Israel’s elections took a dramatic turn as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party took a major lead. According to exit polls, Likud is leading over Zionist Union and there are indications that Netanyahu's party will bag 29 seats in the 120-seat parliament. This will lead to a coalition government being formed which will be led by Benjamin Netanyahu. A visibly optimistic Netanyahu said that he is holding talks with the leaders of other right-of-center parties about the formation of the government.