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The final count of votes from the 2015 Israeli elections are in.

72.3% of eligible voters voted. 4,249,846 people voted out of 5,881,696 eligible voters.

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The final seat distribution is as follows:

Likud (Netanyahu): 30
Labor/Zionist Union (Herzog / Livni): 24
The Joint (Arab) List: 13
Yesh Atid (Lapid): 11
Kulanu (Kachlon): 10
Bayit Yehudi (Bennett): 8
Shas (Deri): 7
UTJ (Gafni / Litzman): 6
Yisrael Beyteynu (Liberman): 6
Meretz (Gal-On): 5
Yachad (Eli Yishai): 0

The Likud was 15,877 seats away from passing the million voter mark.

Yachad was missing 11,932 votes in order to pass the minimum threshold.

43,842 votes in total were disqualified.

Yachad is considering petitioning the court over approximately 15,000 votes that were disqualified due to various problems with the voting slips.

Three people were arrested during the elections for tampering with Yachad voting slips, trying to make it impossible to vote for the Yachad party, and there were more cases where Yachad slips were found tampered with to disqualify them, but no arrests were made.

The Yachad party suspects they may have enough votes to still get in, and are currently examining the issue and will make a decision in the coming days.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. I wish them luck, but I honestly think that they're wasting their time. If Yachad was missing 5,000 votes, that would be something else, but 11,700? Forget it. While I understand the feelings of people such as yourself, who will never ever vote for anyone other than Marzel et al, I don't share that opinion, in accordance with the view of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. I happily voted for Baruch three times ('03, when he stood a good chance, '06, when he stood virtually no chance, and this week, when his chances were as good as they will probably ever get), but that's it. With the likely possibility of an even higher electoral threshold next time – at least 5% – my hope from a political standpoint is that if Moshiach is delayed (G-d forbid) and we have another Knesset election in this decade, parties such as Likud, Bayit Yehudi, and even Yahadut HaTorah will be far more responsive to the concerns of those uncompromisingly committed to the cause of "the Land of Israel for the People of Israel according to the Torah of Israel". I don't want to think what I would have done on Tuesday, if there had been no Yachad or if I knew that it stood no chance of winning, but the day of small fringe parties is coming to an end – and perhaps for the better. Moshiach Now!

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