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Likud’s lead slightly narrowed by Blue and White; right-wing bloc holds 59 seats

Mar. 3, 2020

With around 90 percent of votes tallied, the Blue and White party slightly narrows the Likud party’s lead.

Likud takes 29.3% of the vote, with Blue and White in second place with 26.3% of the vote.

Those parties are followed by the Joint List with 12.9% of the national vote.

The ultra-Orthodox Shas party takes 7.8% and United Torah Judaism has 6.2%.

Yisrael Beytenu receives around 5.9% of the vote and Labor-Gesher-Meretz takes 5.7%. Yamina follows with 5% of the vote.

The new tallies give the right-wing bloc 59 seats and the center-left-Arab bloc 54, with the remainder held by Yisrael Beytenu.