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Newcomer surges in Israel polls

Former TV presenter Yair Lapid could end up with a key role in the next government.
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2013 04:00

Perhaps the biggest winner of Israel's election was the leader of the new party Yesh Atid, or There is a Future.

Yair Lapid is a former television presenter who only formed the party last year, but could end up finishing second and playing a key role in the next government.

His critics say he offers few concrete proposals on the economy or peace with the Palestinians.

Al Jazeera's Will Jordan reports.

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