Election committee says it performed unprecedented checks to ensure vote’s integrity

The Central Elections Committee says the election results have been published “after many and meticulous processes of monitoring and double-checking,” adding that more are being performed and that the results could still change; and that they will only become official next Wednesday, when they are presented to President Reuven Rivlin.

The committee says it picked 500 random ballot boxes on which to perform extra checks and will pick hundreds more, noting that it’s the first time this happens in parallel with the vote counting.

It says it has checked hundreds of complaints it received from the public, election and party officials and police regarding alleged voter fraud or irregularities.

“I think this is the happiest day of my life,” says CEC director Orly Adas in tears, after managing to lead a lightning count of the votes in under 48 hours.

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