Labor, Likud Pick Up a Seat in Final Count of Ballots

The Labor Party and the Likud each appear to have gained a Knesset seat in the final tally of votes cast Nov. 1 in Israel’s nationwide parliamentary elections. The losers appear to be the two non-Zionist parties supported chiefly by Israel’s Arab community.

An unofficial breakdown of the final results was announced over the weekend, after ballots cast by soldiers and by Israeli merchant seamen abroad were counted. Here are the results:

Party – Seats – Votes

Likud – 40 – 709,305

Labor – 39 – 685,363

Shas – 6 – 107,709

Agudat Yisrael – 5 – 102,714

Citizens Rights Movement – 5 – 97,513

National Religious Party – 5 – 89,720

Hadash Communists – 4 – 84,032

Tehiya – 3 – 70,730

Mapam – 3 – 56,345

Tsomet – 2 – 45,489

Moledet – 2 – 44,174

Center-Shinui Movement – 2 – 39,538

Degel HaTorah – 2 – 34,279

Progressive List for Peace – 1 – 33,695

Arab Democratic Party – 1 – 27,012

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