With voting stations officially closed, exit polls at 10 p.m., Tuesday suggested that Likud chairman Binyamin Netanyahu would become Israel's next prime minister.
The Channel 1 poll showed Likud winning ? mandates, and Kadima trailing closely behind with ? seat. Labor was predicted to earn ? mandates, and Israel Beiteinu was slated to get ? seats.
The Channel 2 poll narrowed the gap between first and second place, showing Likud with ? mandates, and Kadima with ? seats. Labor was predicted to earn ? mandates, and Israel Beiteinu ? seats.
Channel 10 followed the same pattern, predicting Likud with ? mandates, Kadima with ? seats, Labor with ? seats, and Israel Beiteinu with ? mandates.