Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's first call after the release of the exit polls was to Yair Lapid, head of the Yesh Atid party, Army Radio reported.

According to the prime minister's Facebook page he told Lapid that: "We have an opportunity to do great things for the State of Israel. The election is behind us and now we can concentrate on working for all of the citizens of Israel.

Exit polls gave Yesh Atid between 18-19 seats placing it second behind the prime minister's Likud Beytenu. 

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