2340 GMT: It's been a happy evening for the centrists of Yesh Atid and a more mixed one for other parties in Israel's crowded slate of political movements.
Israeli Likud Party supporters celebrate after the exit polls were announced on January 22, 2013 at the party's headquarters in Tel Aviv. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud-Beitenu list was the top vote getter in today's election but the rightwing combination was weakened by a strong showing by the centrist Yesh Atid, according to TV exit polls.
Coalition negotiations over the next week or two will indicate how Yeir Lapid wields his new power and whether Benjamin Netanyahu finds the backing to pursue his right-wing programme.
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