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Israeli Electoral History:
Elections to the 2nd Knesset

(July 30, 1951)


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Valid votes 687,492
Qualifying threshold (1%) 6,874
Votes per seat 5,692

Political Party
Valid Votes
% of Total
Seats Won
Mapai 256,456 37.3 45
General Zionists 111,394 16.2 20
Mapam* 86,095 12.5 15
Hapo'el Hamizrahi 46,347 6.8 8
Herut Movement 45,651 6.6 8
Maki 27,334 4.0 5
Progressive Party 22,171 3.2 4
Democratic list of Israeli Arabs** 16,370 2.4 3
Agudat Yisrael 13,799 2.0 3
Spharadim and Edot Mizrah 12,002 1.8 2
Po'alei Agudat Yisrael 11,194 1.6 2
Hamizrahi 10,383 1.5 2
Kidmah Va'avodah** 8,067 1.2 1
Yemenite Association 7,965 1.2 1
Hakla`ut Ufituah** 7,851 1.1 1

* Mapam and Ahdut Ha'avodah-Po'alei Zion split in the course of the term, but the Knesset Parliamentary Group remained united.
** Minority lists associated with Mapai

Sources: The Knesset

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