Israel’s Central Election Committee announces “almost final election results”

Israel’s Central Election Committee (CEC) announced around the “almost final” results of the elections. The results confirmed the latest results reported, giving Benny Gantz’s Blue and White 33 seats and Binyamin Netanyahu’s Likud 31 seats.

The committee explained that the results cannot be considered official, since official results will only be presented to President Reuven Rivlin and published in the coming days.

Over 4,431,000 votes were cast.

The current results according to CEC are:

Blue and White: 1,148,700 – 25.93% – 33 seats
Likud: 1,111,535 – 25.09% – 31 seats
The Joint List: 470,611 – 10.62% – 13 seats
Shas: 329,834 – 7.44% – 9 seats
Yisrael Beytenu: 309.688 – 6.99% – 8 seats
UTJ: 268.688 – 6.06% – 8 seats
Yamina: 260.339 – 5.88% – 7 seats
Labor-Gesher: 212.529 – 4.80% – 6 seats
Democratic Union: 192.261 – 4.34% – 5 seats
Otzma Yehudit: 83,266 – 1.88% (did not pass the electoral threshold of 3.25%).

Based on these results, without Yisrael Beytenu’s nine mandates, the Centre-Left bloc stands on 57 seats and the Centre-Right bloc 55.

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