Zehut party chairman Moshe Feiglin told supporters that despite exit polls indicating they teeter on the threshold, he is not giving up. "No one knows whether the Zehut is inside or outside," he stated late Tuesday night, reported Haaretz. "It is possible that even tomorrow we will not know," he added, explaining that the votes of IDF soldiers and others not voting at regular polling stations will take more time to count.
Feiglin's mix of libertarian philosophy and religious patriotism made him a surprise in the polls, and his ideas were mentioned daily in the media. His advocacy of medical cannabis and ardent opposition to a Palestinian state in the West Bank made him an iconoclastic figure with pundits predicting his party could be a determining factor in forming a coalition government. However several exit polls late Tuesday night showed Zehut not making it into the 120-seat Israeli parliament.