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Israeli elections may not throw up a decisive winner

Though the Zionist-centre group has an edge in opinion polls, Netanyahu's chances of patching together a coalition cannot be ruled out.

Right-wing Likud party holding a rally in Tel Aviv. While international issues, including the US-led nuclear deal with Iran, are forming the context to the election, domestic economic issues are uppermost in many Israeli minds.

THE Israeli electorate goes to the polls on Tuesday in a ballot that has attracted unusually high international attention. This is largely because Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli's polarising and second longest-serving prime minister, appears vulnerable to defeat against a "Zionist-centre"