Numerous calls for election recounts expected

Numerous calls for recounts are expected to be submitted in the coming days because of the miniscule differences between the number of votes that certain parties received. Meretz, for example, needs just 145 votes to take a mandate away from Likud. Israel Beitenu needs only 175 votes to take away another one of Likud's mandates. And had Shas received another 770 votes, they would have received a mandate currently in Kadima's hands.