Dramatic Results Predicted Ahead of Polls Closing

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Israeli Minister of Finance Yisrael Katz (Likud) looking for votes in Tzefas, Tuesday. (David Cohen/Flash90)

If the day’s voting was undramatic, with low turnouts around the country as an election-and-lockdown weary public went to the beaches instead of the polls, the results might be different.

“In all my years I’ve never seen such dramatic and decisive results,” Channel 13’s veteran pollster Kamil Fuchs said, apparently based on exit polls, less than two hours before the polls close at 10 p.m. local time.

Channel 12’s Mano Geva also called the soon-to-be released preliminary results “dramatic.”

Both pollsters also point to markedly low turnout in the Arab community as an important factor. Geva called the Arab vote “problematic.”