Unofficial Israeli election results show Likud and Blue & White parties tied for first place

Israel’s Central Election Committee published the first results based on counted votes on Wednesday morning. At 10.48 a.m., 3,491,496 votes had been counted – or 54.61% of the casted ballots.

According to the results, Blue and White received 27.68% of the votes, followed by Likud with 27.50%, Shas with 8.24%, Yisrael Beytenu with 7.61%, UTJ with 7.01% Yamina with 6.36%, Labor with 5.13%, the Democratic Union with 4.49%, the Joint List with 3.05% and Otzma Yehudit with 2.07%.

Likud and Blue and White won the same number of seats and the Center-Right bloc won one seat more than the Center-Left bloc, Channel 12 reported, quoting real but “unofficial results” with over 91% of the ballots counted.

While according to the official website of the Central Election Committee at 6 a.m. only 30% of the ballots had been counted.

According to the report, Blue and White would receive 32 seats, Likud 31, the Joint List 12, Shas and Yisrael Beytenu 9, UTJ 8, Yamina 7, Labor-Gesher 6 and the Democratic Union 5.

The Centre-Left bloc, therefore, would count on 55 seats and the Centre-Right bloc 56.


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