Israel Goes to the Polls
This post will be updated throughout the day—
The Muqata is following the election results today.
There was some rioting by Arabs reported in Jerusalem.
Carl in Jerusalem says, “Don’t believe the polls.”
Allen Roth is Tweeting Israel’s election today – here.
The BBC reported that turnout is only slightly higher than in 2006:
Early turnout in Israel’s general election has been slightly higher than in 2006, despite bad weather and predictions to the contrary…
Results are expected to be close in the early election called by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who is stepping down.
Binyamin Netanyahu, of the right-wing Likud, faces Tzipi Livni of Kadima, the largest party in government.
Mr Netanyahu had enjoyed a opinion-poll lead over Ms Livni, but in recent weeks it has been reduced.
UPDATE: Livni beats Netanyahu but the right wins big.