Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s bloc of right-wing and religious parties remained on the edge of obtaining a blocking majority in the next Knesset late Tuesday night after the Central Election Committee completed counting 4,251,835 votes from 10,576 of the 10,631 regular polling stations, some 99.5% of all polling stations.
Altogether there are some 400,000 votes that have yet to be counted. Only after all the votes are counted will calculations be made on vote-sharing agreements and application of the Bader-Ofer surplus-vote allocation system, which could both alter the final results.
According to results from some 99% of the regular polling stations, the parties would receive the following number of seats, pending vote sharing agreements and application of the Bader-Ofer surplus vote allocation system:
Likud: 36 (1,277,097 votes, 29.34%)
Blue and White: 32 (1,150,141 votes, 26.42%)
The [Arab] Joint List: 15 (564,347 votes, 12.97%%)
Shas: 10 (336,044 votes, 7.72%)
UTJ: 7 (264,770 votes, 6.08%)
Yisrael Beytenu: 7 (254,162 votes, 5.84%)
Labor-Gesher-Meretz: 7 (250,402 votes, 5.75%)
Yamina: 6 (221,237 votes, 5.08%)
The Right-religious bloc has 59 seats (Likud, Shas, UTJ and Yamina)
The Center-Left bloc has 39 seats (Blue and White and Labor-Gesher-Meretz)
The [Arab] Joint List has 15 seats
Yisrael Beytenu has 7 seats
There were 6,453,255 eligible voters in regular polling stations and 71% of these people voted.
Each of the 120 Knesset mandates currently represents approximately 34,600 votes. Among the three parties that currently are unofficially receiving seven seats, there is a 20,000 voter spread.