Benjamin Netanyahu will again be the Prime Minister of Israel. With 95% of the votes counted, Netanyahu's party Likud has surpassed one million votes and accumulated 30 seats.
At present, the composition of the chamber would look like this: Likud, 30 seats; Yesh Atid, 24; Religious Zionism Party (RZP), 15; National Unity, 12; Shas, 11; United Torah Judaism (UTJ), 8; Yisrael Beytenu, 6; Ra'am, 5; Hadash-Ta'al, 5; and Labor, 4.
"Tremendous vote of confidence"
Netanyahu was exultant after knowing the results of the exit polls, which already predicted a very positive result for Likud. In statements reported by Arutz Sheva: "Today we received a tremendous vote of confidence from the people of Israel. It became clear once again that the Likud is the largest party in Israel, by a significant margin, over all the other parties. We still have to wait for the true results, but one thing is clear: Our way, the way of the Likud, has proven itself."
The Likud chairman also wanted to highlight the good results obtained by the other parties of the coalition that will govern Israel: "I must point out that our partners in the national camp have also had significant achievements. Kudos to them, I spoke to them earlier tonight."
"Bibi, king of Israel"
The faithful gathered at the party headquarters began chanting "Bibi, king of Israel," something Netanyahu was quick to point out: "A small correction - I am not a king. I need to be elected and I will be elected thanks to you ... We still have to wait. But the Likud’s way has proven itself. From 52 seats in the last elections, we are on the verge of a very big victory, and the magnitude of the change that has happened here in the last year should not be underestimated. The people want a different way, that's quite clear. They want security, to lower the cost of living. They want strength and not weakness, they want firmness with wisdom. They want to restore national pride, and want a Jewish state."