The past four months have been nothing if not dramatic, with accusations of corruption, armies of social media bots and phone hacking. Yet despite the theatrics, mud-slinging and cries of foul play, the polls suggest this could be one of the closest-fought elections Israel has seen.
Though onlookers predicted an easy win for incumbent Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the almost interminable rise of ex-army Chief of Staff Benny Gantz has threatened to throw his re-election bid off course.
The initial polls released on Friday suggested that Gantz would win the election, but as more votes have been counted Netanyahu appears to have moved ahead. Moreover, when it comes to who could most effectively build a ruling coalition, Netanyahu once again came out on top, meaning he could yet secure his fourth-consecutive Knesset term.
Will King Netanyahu retain his throne? Stay tuned to the MEMO live blog for all the latest updates and the initial exit poll at 22:00 local time [19:00 GMT, 20:00 BST].