There are three more seats on the council but they're all in a ward where the election has been postponed due to a candidate's death.
So Merthyr won't know for another month whether the independents or Labour will run the council.
The delayed vote will take place on June 8th, the same day as the General Election.
- Independents - 16 (+10)
- Labour - 14 (-10)
- Undeclared - 3
Labour has suffered bruising losses in Wales, but the Conservatives failed to make as many gains as expected.
Despite some serious losses, Welsh Labour performed better than they'd feared in areas expected to be General Election battlegrounds.
Theresa May's hopes of a General Election victory have been boosted after local contests showed Labour suffering losses.