The law dealing with surplus votes – meaning, those given to parties that don’t
pass the threshold or those a party receives that don’t make up the number
needed for a Knesset seat – is called the Bader- Ofer Law after Gahal MK Yohanan
Bader and Alignment MK Avraham Ofer, who proposed it in 1973.
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polls close at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, all eligible votes are counted. The threshold
for a party to enter the Knesset is 2 percent of eligible votes, which in 2009
The number is expected to be higher this year, as more
citizens are able to vote.