The israeli party Blue and White acknowledge on Wednesday night that it has lost the election for prime minister Benjamin Netanyahus party, the Likud.
It said Benny Gantz, the party's leader, according to AFP news agency.
Also the number two in the party, and sometimes snowy; Lapid, recognizing the defeat of the israeli tv, according to Reuters.
- We did not win this round. We in the opposition do Likuds life a living hell, he warns.
Blue and White have scored just as many mandates as prime minister Benjamin Netanyahus party.
according to the preliminary counting got 35 seats each. The parliament has 120 members.
But Netanyahus coalition partners fared better than the parties which would have brought the Blue and White led by Benny Gantz to power.
There was high hopes in the opposition as the polls closed Tuesday night. Here stood the Blue and White to a narrow victory. It was in the first game of Gantz to proclaim his party as the election winner.
In the last phase of the election campaign promised Netanyahu that he would use a victory to include jewish settlements on the west bank of the state of Israel.