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Israel Election Results: Most of the Votes Are Counted, So Why Don't We Have a Winner?

A day after the election, Israel is left with a surprising kingmaker, a Trump-style campaign of fraud claims, and even less certainty than at the start

Amir Tibon
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As of Wednesday afternoon, approximately 90 percent of the votes in Israel's fourth election since 2019 have been counted. The results, at least for now, look like another political stalemate. The pro-Netanyahu bloc, which includes Likud; Naftali Bennett’s Yamina; the ultra-Orthodox parties and the far-right, Arab-hating, proudly homophobic party of Bezalel Smotrich, currently has 59 seats in the Knesset.

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