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Netanyahu claims election victory, based on exit polls

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Tue, 22 Jan 2013 20:38 GMT
Author: Reuters
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JERUSALEM, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed victory in Israel's election on Tuesday after exit polls showed he was set to lead a right-wing government with a narrow majority in parliament.

"According to the exit polls, it is clear that Israelis decided that they want me to continue serving as prime minister, and that I form as broad a government as possible," Netanyahu, who heads the right-wing Likud party, said on his Facebook page. (Reporting by Ari Rabinovitch, Editing by Jeffrey Heller)

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