With 94% of the votes from polling stations counted, Shas appears to have risen its number to 12 seats, Army Radio reported.

Likud stands at 31 seats, with Labor at 19, Shas 12, Bayit Yehudi 11, United Torah Judaism at 7, Tzipi Livni Party and Meretz stay at 4, whilst Hadash take 4 seats, Balad 3 and Kadima rises to two seats.

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