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The Likud coalition seemed to be on the verge of regaining its 61 man majority in the Knesset, with both Telem Knesseters ready to join the Likud, or the coalition. The party itself, founded by Moshe Dayan prior to the last elections, ceased to exist Wednesday. This decision freed Knesseters Yigael Hurwitz and Mordechai Ben Porat to act as they wished. Hurwitz was likely to rejoin the Likud. Ben Porat was likely to join the coalition as a representative of his previous social Zionist revival movement, which narrowly missed winning a seat in the 1977 elections.

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