As final votes tallied, Netanyahu reportedly rushing to form government quickly

As final votes were counted on Wednesday night, Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu was reportedly looking to put together a coalition quickly after his right-religious bloc appeared to have won a resounding victory in Tuesday’s election.

His rival Prime Minister Yair Lapid meanwhile had reportedly yet to speak to his allies in the seemingly outgoing coalition, some of whom were furious over his handling of the campaign.

As of 10 a.m. Thursday, the Central Elections Committee had tallied 4,465,929 ballots amounting to 93% of all votes, and was expected to complete the count later Thursday.