Israeli Elections

(May 1996)



PRIME MINISTER:
Binyamin Netanyahu 1,501,023 (50.4%)
Shimon Peres 1,471,566 (49.5%)



KNESSET:
LIST No. of seats % of vote No. of votes
Labor 34 (26.8%) 818,570
Likud 32 (25.1%) 767,178
Shas 10 (8.5%) 259,759
National Religious Party 9 (7.8%) 240,224
Meretz 9 (7.4%) 226,257
Yisrael Ba'aliya 7 (5.7%) 174,928
Hadash 5 (4.2%) 129,455
United Torah Judaism 4 (3.2%) 98,655
The Third Way 4 (3.1%) 96,457
United Arab List 4 (2.9%) 89,513
Moledet 2 (2.3%) 71,982


Note: The rest of the lists obtained less than the required minimum for election.



ELECTION STATISTICS:

 

Number of valid votes for prime minister: 2,972,589
Number of invalid votes (mostly blank slips): 148,681
Total number of votes cast: 3,121,270

Number of valid votes for the Knesset: 3,051,592
Number of invalid votes: 67,601
Total number of votes cast: 3,119,195

Voter turnout: 79.3%

Minimum number of votes for election to Knesset: 45,774

Number of votes per Knesset seat: 24,775