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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared victory "against all odds" Tuesday in a frenzied election campaign that was projected to end in a dead heat, with the incumbent enjoying a better chance of forming a governing coalition.Channel 10 and Channel 1 said Likud and the Zionist Union had secured 27 seats each in the 120-member Knesset, while Channel 2 said that Netanyahu had eked out a narrow victory, winning 28 seats to 27 for Herzog.Netanyahu claimed he had won a "great victory" while Israeli media reports indicated the Likud leader would likely explore the option of forming a broad alliance with Herzog. Netanyahu could also look for support from centrist newcomer Moshe Kahlon, whose projected 10 seats could be enough to determine the name of the next prime minister. Three hours into the voting, turnout among Israel's 1948 Palestinians stood at 10 percent, compared with around 3 percent in 2013, drawing a panicked response from Netanyahu.
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