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

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.