Immigrants and their descendants residing in the poorest peripheral cities of the state are the main supporters of the right, and Netanyahu in particular.
Coalition negotiations begin in Israel after neither Benjamin Netanyahu nor Benny Gantz secure a majority.
The winner of Tuesday's Israeli election must form a government and tackle four problems that will shape the future of the country and the relations among its citizens and Palestinian non-citizens.
A major swing to the right and the abstention of a key demographic have bolstered the Israeli leader's position.
They wanted to oust Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu in Tuesday's election, but the failure of three centrist generals to talk about key issues may have made Netanyahu the apparent winner.
The former Israel Defence Forces chief of staff is taking 'tough guy' politics to a new level.
If Israel's longtime leader Benjamin Netanyahu loses in the upcoming elections, some hope that his removal will pave the way for peace. But there are several reasons why that's not likely.