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Israeli election: The centre holds

Bad news for Bibi

By Jay Elwes  

The ballot for yesterday's election in Israel. Voters confounded expectations (photo: Dan Zelazo)

At 9:23pm on election night an announcement came over the PA that something unusual was projected in the exit polls. The press room emptied. The most respected Israeli exit polls are conducted by television companies, which set up mock voting booths at 60 stations around Israel. “We are in for some surprises,” the announcer said. At 10pm the exit poll numbers came through. One thing was not…

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