by Whitney Williams & Leigh Jones
Posted 1/22/13, 10:30 am
UPDATE: Israeli voters returned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party to power Tuesday, but not by the large margins some poll-watchers predicted.
Netanyahu now must form a broad-based coalition to keep control of parliament. Likud and its hardline allies won just half the body’s 120 seats, with the centrist Yesh Atid party capturing as many as 19 seats, many more than expected. Official results will continue to come in throughout the evening, and final seat totals could change.