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Meretz gains, Joint List loses 1 seat

After absentee ballots were counted, Meretz gains a seat in the Knesset, moving up to five, while the Joint (Arab) List loses a seat and drops to 13 seats.

Meretz chairman Zahava Gal-On says she’ll stay in her post. Initially Gal-on said she would resign and give up her seat so that Tamar Zandberg, No. 5 on the party’s list, would make it into the Knesset.

As the final tally is calculated, United Torah Judaism also loses one seat, dropping to six Knesset seats.

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