September 17, 2019 / 7:08 PM / a month ago

Israeli election too close to call - exit polls

A man casts his vote in a ballot box during Israel's parliamentary election, at a polling station in Tel Aviv, Israel September 17, 2019. REUTERS/Corinna Kern

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel’s election on Tuesday was too close to call, exit polls indicated, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud party virtually level with Benny Gantz’s centrist Blue and White.

The exit polls by three Israeli broadcasters had Gantz slightly ahead or tying with Netanyahu, likely meaning days or weeks of wrangling over which candidate might form the next coalition government.

Writing by Dan Williams

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