No wonder Benjamin Netanyahu the Israeli Prime Minister is looking positive here, as he visited the Western wall in Jerusalem with his two sons after casting his vote in the Israel election. As he is predicted to win a third term in office .Although analysts claim it will be with a reduced majority, as loss of support has seen the stock of the new ultra nationalist party 'Jewish Home' rise. Who want to unite the whole state of Israel.
Although this has been perceived as a rather low key election, there are 5,656,705 eligible voters and 34 parties standing who are looking to focus on economic and social issues. And for the first time the public is able to follow the counting of ballots in real time on a government website.
The final results are expected tomorrow, after which coalition talks that could take several weeks will begin.
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Written and presented by Ann Salter