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Meretz ‘cautiously optimistic’ as it hovers just below electoral threshold

Meretz MK Mossi Raz in the Knesset on June 22, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Meretz MK Mossi Raz in the Knesset on June 22, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Meretz MK Mossi Raz says he is “cautiously optimistic” as the current vote count sees his party at 3.24 percent, just 0.01 percentage points under the number needed to win Knesset representation.

“What we are seeing are partial results, we maintain cautious optimism. It may end better and it may be worse,” Raz tells Army Radio.

“We will continue to represent our voters, even if outside the coalition or outside the Knesset,” he adds.

At 44% of the votes counted Meretz is under the electoral threshold, but some pollsters have predicted the party will pass and win around 4-5 seats in the final tally.

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