Bennett Makes it: With 80% of soldiers votes in, Bennett clears threshold, Right bloc grows to 67, UTJ loses a seat

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The New Right party, headed by Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked, has passed the 3.25% electoral threshold and will be in the 21st Knesset thanks to the votes of the soldiers.

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The counting of the “double envelopes” which contain the votes of soldiers, began on Wednesday night around 11:00 p.m.

The last update, which was posted at 5:44 a.m., gave the New Right party the 3.25 percent it needed to pass the electoral threshold.

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Blue and White, Labor, United Torah Judaism, the Union of the Right, each will lose 1 seat and Bennet will pick up 4.

In addition, it appears that Moshe Feiglin’s Zehut party will not pass the threshold. As of the last update, it received 2.76 percent.

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In addition to the votes of soldiers, the so-called “double envelopes” also contain the votes of prisoners, diplomats, state employees living abroad, representatives of Zionist organizations living abroad, people in hospitals, and battered women in shelters who cannot vote in regular polling stations.

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