Netanyahu Wins Stunning Victory Against Political Rival, Exit Polls Say

JERUSALEM, Israel – Exit polls are streaming in and it appears that Benjamin Netanyahu’s party has defeated rival Benny Gantz’s centrist Blue and White party.

Netanyahu’s Likud Party is set to receive 37 seats – four seats more than rival Benny Gantz’s Blue and White party, according to Israel’s Channel 12.

Netanyahu’s party together with other right-wing parties have earned 60 seats in Israel’s 120-seat parliament. That means they are one seat shy of having a large enough majority to form a government.

Despite being one seat short, a Likud spokesperson said the right-wing party leaders agree to form a “strong national government” as soon as possible.

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