Election count update indicates Likud, Meretz each gain seat

March 19, 2015 08:13


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After additional ballots were counted overnight between Wednesday and Thursday, it appeared that Likud had risen from 29 to 30 seats and Meretz had gained another seat, totaling five mandates.

According to the most recent estimates, United Torah Judaism dropped to six seats along with the Joint (Arab) List dropping to 13 mandates.

According to Channel 2, the figures were calculated after some 200,000 ballots were counted from soldiers, absentees, prisoners and the hospitalized.

The Central Elections Committee was expected to release the official final count for the 20th Knesset election on Thursday afternoon.

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