“These elections have proven that the public is crying out for the left and for
an alternative,” Meretz Chairwoman Zehava Gal-On said in her speech to Meretz
supporters at the party’s headquarters in Tel Aviv after exit polls were
released on Tuesday night.
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The party doubled its mandates for the 19th
Knesset, jumping from its current three seats to either six or
After the results were published, Gal-On called on leaders of
centrist parties to rally with Meretz and form a strong opposition bloc to
counter Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.