Likud Rises To 36, United Right and Yahadut HaTorah Fall By One Seat Each


The Likud is projected to gain one mandate over the initial post-election vote count, pushing it from 35 to 36 seats, one more than Gantz’s 35, after the counting of special ballots was completed Thursday.

Special ballots, which make up some five percent of the nearly 4.3 million votes cast in Tuesday’s election, include the votes of Israeli soldiers stationed at bases across the country, prisoners in jails and detention facilities, voters in Israeli hospitals, and members of the Foreign Ministry overseas service.

Though the center-right Kulanu faction is also projected to gain a seat, rising from four seats to five, the balance between the right wing and left wing blocs remain the same as the seats come at the expense of the United Right Wing and Yahadut HaTorah, who both lost a seat each.

Read more at Arutz Sheva.



  1. The Voting Committee found that about 2,000 votes of Yahadut Hatorah was entered in the computer system as votes for the Labor party. If all other votes are correct, this promises the 8th seat for Yahadut Hatorah.
    As a result of the finding they called for a general revision of many ballots and announced that final results would be given by next week Wednesday!

  2. Voting Committee chairman – Judge Meltzer, just promised that the final results will be proclaimed by today midnight,
    Yahadut Hatorah seems to be confident with the 8th seat.


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