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Meretz doubles power; urges strong opposition

Leftist party sees favorable Election Day, doubles Knesset representation from three MKs to six

Neri Brenner
Published: 01.23.13, 02:39 / Israel News

The Left-wing Meretz Party marked an electoral victory in Tuesday's general elections, as exit polls predicted it has doubled in power in the Knesset.


According to the Central Election Committee, Meretz garnered 4.7% of the votes, ensuring it will get six House seats.


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Party Chairwoman Zahava Gal-On urged the Center-Left bloc to prevent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from forming the next government, saying that "We will not recommend a candidate that would be willing to join Netanyahu."


"We're pleased with the election results, but today our true mission starts – to restore democracy in Israel and to reignite the Israeli-Palestinian peace process."


Meretz' six Knesset members will be Gal-On, Ilan Gilon, Nitzan Horowitz, Michal Rozin, Issawi Freij and Tamar Zandberg.



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