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88.7% of votes now counted; Meretz moves further below minimum threshold

Meretz party supporters react as the results of the Israeli elections are announced, in Jerusalem November 1, 2022. (Flash90)
Meretz party supporters react as the results of the Israeli elections are announced, in Jerusalem November 1, 2022. (Flash90)

Vote counting continues into the night, with the Central Elections Committee reporting that 88.7 percent of ballots have now been counted.

The latest totals don’t change the distribution of seats, but they show Meretz moving slightly further below the minimum vote threshold, with the left-wing party now at 3.18% of total votes cast.

The party needs 3.25% of all votes in order to make it into the next Knesset.

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