Almost 24 hours after the polls closed on Tuesday night, the Central Elections Committee released figures representing 95 percent of the total vote.
Blue and White continued to edge out Likud by a margin of 33 to 32 mandates. The Arab Joint List was in third place with 12. Shas was next with 9. Yisrael Beytenu and United Torah Judaism both had 8, a slippage of one seat for the former compared to most exit polls. Yamina had 7, Labor-Gesher 6 and Democratic Camp received 5 mandates.
That would give Prime Minister Binymin Netanyahu’s Likud-led right-wing bloc 56 seats, versus Benny Gantz’s Blue and White-led center-left with 52, including Yisrael Beytenu.
Neither has the 61 to make a coalition.