With nearly 90 percent of precincts reporting before dawn on Wednesday, the Likud opens up a significant edge over Zionist Union in the distribution of Knesset seats.
According to the official up-to-the-minute tally, Likud wins 30 seats while Zionist Union comes in second at 24 seats.
The parties that follow are Joint Arab List (13); Yesh Atid (11); Kulanu (10); Bayit Yehudi (8); Shas (7); United Torah Judaism (7); Yisrael Beytenu (6); and Meretz (4).
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