Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog said Wednesday he is still in the race to form Israel's next government after exit polls showed a last-minute surge by the rightwing Likud, leaving the two parties neck-and-neck.
"Everything is open," he told activists in Tel Aviv after analysts said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would have a far easier task of putting together a 61-seat majority than Herzog.
"I intend to make every effort to build a real social government in Israel."
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