More than half of ballots now counted

The Central Elections Committee again updates the official results as another batch of ballots is counted.

As of 5:21 a.m., 2,207,372 votes have been counted, more than half of the ballots cast.

Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Likud is leading with just under a quarter of the total vote, followed by Opposition Leader Yair Lapid’s party with 12.9%.

Ra’am has received 3.1% of the counted ballots, further moving it away from the minimum electoral threshold of 3.25%.

Based on the current count, Netanyahu’s right-wing religious bloc would have 65 seats together with Yamina, versus 55 for parties opposed to the Likud chief. The seat allocation is set to shift as more votes are counted.