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Meretz chair: We’re just 0.1% shy of threshold. Now’s not time for closing remarks

Meretz chair Zehava Galon, in Tel Aviv, August 23, 2022. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)
Meretz chair Zehava Galon, in Tel Aviv, August 23, 2022. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)

With ballot counting nearly complete and the left-wing Meretz party still just below the electoral threshold after a lackluster campaign, faction leader Zehava Galon says she’s not yet ready to analyze what went wrong.

“This is not an easy moment for me, but it is not yet the time for conclusions and summaries. Meretz is currently less than 0.1% of the electoral threshold,” she says in a statement.

The left-wing party will need the help of “double-envelope” voters such as soldiers, convicts and diplomats in order to squeak into the next Knesset.

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