Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged to form “as broad a government as possible” after his alliance won a narrow election victory.
“The results of the election create an opportunity for change that the citizens of Israel yearn for,” he said, reports BBC.
His right-wing Likud-Beitenu bloc will have 31 seats in parliament – a sharp drop from 42.
The centrist Yesh Atid (There is a Future) party came second with a predicted 18-19 seats, with Labour next on 17.
Thirty-two parties were competing under a system of proportional representation. Parties must win at least 2% of the total vote to secure seats.
Full election results are expected on Wednesday, and the official ones will be announced on 30 January.