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Updated vote tally pushes Meretz further from threshold

The Central Elections Committee says over 89 percent of votes have now been counted, with the tally pushing Meretz slightly further from the 3.25% threshold needed to enter the Knesset.

The left wing party now sits at 3.17%, down from 3.18% two hours ago.

Arab nationalist Balad is also no closer to the threshold, at 3.04%.

The new tallies place Likud at over 1 million votes, 1,002,734 to be exact.

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