The Union of Right-Wing Parties, who won 4-5 Knesset seats according to the exit polls, celebrated the strength of their collaboration between the Jewish Home and extreme-right Otzma Yehudit (Jewish Power), which allowed them to pass the electoral threshold.
"Tonight, we learned that the unity between Otzma Yehudit and Jewish Home saved the rule of the right," said the Union in a statement.
"The path of the National Religious sector won and proved that it is far stronger than any particular leader," the statement said, apparently referring to Naftali Bennett, who left the Jewish Home in order to form the New Right Party.
"We expect the prime minister to announce that he plans to form a rightist government, in which we see ourselves as senior partners. We will very soon start drawing the lines of the policies this future government will promote," said the statement.
Both Bennett and fellow New Right leader Ayelet Shaked remained optimistic Tuesday night, despite the fact two out of three exit polls showed them failing to pass the threshold.
"We have patience and strong nerves," said Bennett. "The New Right will pass the threshold… We are sure of our rightful way… We take care of our soldiers and the soldiers will take care of us," he said, apparently pinning his hopes on the soldiers' votes, which come in after the rest of the results.
Miri Regev from the Likud Party told Ynet that it was too early to make any bold statements but that the right-wing bloc had been victorious.
"We have a long night ahead of us," she said. "We must wait for the soldiers' votes, anything can change. The Israeli public said yes to the rightist bloc and no to the leftist bloc."
Orly Levy-Abekasis, leader of the Gesher Party, thanked her supporters and expressed her disappointment as exit polls showed her party failing to cross the threshold.
"We really wanted to take care of our society's daily issues," she said. "Every single vote we received gives me a feeling that there is a spark, there is a public that believes in our values."
She also expressed the hope that the final results would secure her a presence in the Knesset.
"On Wednesday morning, when the true results come in, we might see a different picture," she said.
Ayman Odeh, leader of the Hadash-Ta'al joint list, thanked the country's Arab citizens for participating in the elections.
"Thank you, Arabs and Jews who believe in democracy, and all those who went out and voted despite incitement, hate and racist legislation," said Odeh. He also expressed the hope that the other Arab list, Balad-Ra'am, would defy the exit polls and make it into the Knesset again.
"We are waiting for the true results, I believe Balad-Ra'am will also be joining us in the next Knesset, and together we will continue fighting for peace and equality," he said. Only one exit poll predicted Balad-Ra'am would pass the threshold.
The Zehut Party, whom many thought would be the big surprise performer of the 2019 elections, failed to pass the threshold in any of the exit polls, despite the high hopes and the lively discussions its views stirred.
However, Zehut's leader Moshe Feiglin said he isn't calling it quits yet, and also hoped that the soldiers' votes might make a difference and win the party some Knesset seats.
"No one knows if Zehut is in or out. We might not know tomorrow as well, since the soldiers make up some eight seats," said Feiglin, whose enjoys a lot of support from younger crowds due to his initial promise to legalize cannabis.
Moshe Kahlon, leader of Kulanu, and Avigdor Lieberman leader of Yisrael Beytenu declined to comment before the true results come in on Wednesday.