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Just 29 women expected to win seats

As MEE previously reported, women have been shockingly absent in this year's election campaigns.

National broadcaster Kan is now predicting that the number of female members of the Knesset will drop to 29 from 36. There are 120 seats in the Knesset.

“We have a lot more work to do,” Yifat Bitton, a candidate running for the Knesset with the Gesher party, told Middle East Eye. “The men clatter about in the mud of ego, and the discourse is all about who is ‘strong’ and ‘weak’.”

For more on the absence of women in this year's elections, take a look at this piece: Something is missing in the Israeli election: Women