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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