03/17/2015 04:47 pm ET Updated May 17, 2015

Netanyahu Claims Election A 'Great Victory' For His Party

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JERUSALEM, March 17 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Twitter, claimed a "great victory" in Israel's election on Tuesday, after exit polls showed his right-wing Likud party even with its main opponent, the center-left Zionist Union.

"Against all odds: a great victory for Likud, a great victory for the national camp led by Likud, a great victory for the people of Israel," Netanyahu wrote on his official Twitter account.

(Reporting by Jeffrey Heller; Editing by Dan Williams)

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