ccording to Channel 13, 97.6% of the votes from Tuesday's elections have already been counted, Blue and White stands at 33 seats and Likud at 31 seats, with Blue and White leading by a narrow margin. It is important to note that these are still not the final results.
Overnight, the committee was counting the near quarter of a million soldiers' votes cast by Israeli soldiers.
The Central Election Committee (CEC) has been updating its website since the close of the polls at 10 p.m. on Tuesday. The last update was at 10:40 a.m. on Thursday: 4,354,991 votes had been counted – or 68.11% of the ballots cast.
The current official results according to the CEC (with mandates/seats according to Channel 13):
Blue and White: 25.92% (33)
Likud: 25.14% (31)
The Joint List: 10.50% (13)
Shas: 7.46% (9)
Yisrael Beytenu: 6.99% (8)
UTJ: 6.08% (8)
Yemina: 5.88% (7)
Labor-Gesher: 4.80% (6)
Democratic Union: 4.34% (5)
Otzma Yehudit: 1.88% (did not pass the electoral threshold of 3.25%)
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