Two parties - right opposition bloc Likud and ruling Kadima party - are leaders in early parliamentary election in Israel, Vesti TV channel reported.
Previously, it was reported that Likud led by Beniamin Netanyahu has a greater chance to win. However, gap between the parties has declined to a minimum. Therefore, Israel is to decide who will form the future government.
Polling stations will operate until 22:00 local time.
Voter turnout hit 80 percent.
If votes of Kadima and Likud turn out to be equal, then President Shimon Peres will give both parties an opportunity to form a government. The party with more support from other blocks will win. Other opponents in the elections is ultra-centrist block Israel Our Home headed by Avigdor Bergman and religious party Shas.
If Likud wins the election, Shas will join the governmental bloc.
Thirty-four parties and blocs are fighting for 120 seats in the parliament.Do you have any feedback? Contact our journalist at firstname.lastname@example.org