Exit polls: Netanyahu's Likud stays biggest party in Israel by far

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud emerges as the strongest force in Israel’s unprecedented fourth parliamentary election in two years, according to exit polls. The ruling party is set to win about 31-33 mandates in Israel’s 120-seat Knesset, exit polls published on the country’s three main television channels predict. Opposition leader Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid party comes in second with 16-18 mandates, the exit poll predicts. The bloc of parties that is against Netanyahu counts 59 mandates in Israel’s 120-seat parliament, while the bloc that wants to keep the long-time premier…

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