Netanyahu set for fifth term as final votes being counted

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is likely to emerge winner in Israel’s election when 96% of votes were counted, Israeli media reports say.

Although Netanyahu ‘s Likud and Benny Gantz’s Blue and White were racing ahead  neck and neck with 35 Knesset seats for each party, right-wing bloc has a clear majority to form a coalition.

As the final votes are being counted, the right and religious bloc is set to capture 65 seats while the centre, left and Arab parties will manage to get 55 seats.

Israel’s Central Elections Committee filed a police complaint after Likud provided activists with 1,200 hidden cameras to monitor Arab polling stations.

Voter turnout was low in Arab polling booths.