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Final results of Israeli election show resounding victory for Prime Minister Netanyahu's Likud

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu greets supporters at the party's election headquarters In Tel Aviv. Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Exit polls from Israel’s national elections showed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party nearly deadlocked with Isaac Herzog’s center-left Zionist Union. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu greets supporters at the party's election headquarters In Tel Aviv. Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Exit polls from Israel’s national elections showed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party nearly deadlocked with Isaac Herzog’s center-left Zionist Union. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)  (The Associated Press)

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu greets supporters at the party's election headquarters In Tel Aviv. Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Exit polls from Israel’s national elections showed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party nearly deadlocked with Isaac Herzog’s center-left Zionist Union. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu greets supporters at the party's election headquarters In Tel Aviv. Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Exit polls from Israel’s national elections showed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party nearly deadlocked with Isaac Herzog’s center-left Zionist Union. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)  (The Associated Press)

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu greets supporters at the party's election headquarters In Tel Aviv. Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Exit polls from Israel’s national elections showed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party nearly deadlocked with Isaac Herzog’s center-left Zionist Union. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu greets supporters at the party's election headquarters In Tel Aviv. Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Exit polls from Israel’s national elections showed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party nearly deadlocked with Isaac Herzog’s center-left Zionist Union. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)  (The Associated Press)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ruling Likud Party has scored a resounding victory in the country's election.

With nearly all the votes counted Wednesday Likud appeared to have earned 30 out of parliament's 120 seats. Exit polls had shown a tight race with the opposition Zionist Union but it wound up with just 24 seats.

Netanyahu will now have a relatively easy time putting together a coalition government with right-wing and religious allies.