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        1/22/2013, Shevat 11, 5773

      Yesh Atid, Jewish Home 'Big Surprise' of Election

      Less than an hour before polls are expected to close on Tuesday, indicators showed strong support for the left wing Yesh Atid and the right Jewish Home parties, with the ruling
      Likud struggling, army radio said.

      Ahead of exit polls due to be published shortly after 10 pm (2000 GMT), the radio said Yair Lapid's Yesh Atid and Naftali Bennett's Jewish Home had turned into "the big surprise" of the election campaign, AFP reported.

      Although Likud head Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was likely to be easily re-elected, this would complicate his task of forming the next coalition government, it said.