The Likud is projected to gain one mandate over the initial post-election vote count, pushing it from 35 to 36 seats, one more than Gantz’s 35, after the counting of special ballots was completed Thursday.

Special ballots, which make up some five percent of the nearly 4.3 million votes cast in Tuesday’s election, include the votes of Israeli soldiers stationed at bases across the country, prisoners in jails and detention facilities, voters in Israeli hospitals, and members of the Foreign Ministry overseas service.

Though the center-right Kulanu faction is also projected to gain a seat, rising from four seats to five, the balance between the right wing and left wing blocs remain the same as the seats come at the expense of the United Right Wing and Yahadut HaTorah, who both lost a seat each.

Read more at Arutz Sheva.