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Israeli Electoral History:
Elections to the 5th Knesset

(August 15, 1961)


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Valid votes
1,006,964
Qualifying threshold (1%)
10,070
Votes per seat
8,332

Political Party
Valid Votes
% of Total
Seats Won
Mapai 349,330 34.7 42
Herut Movement 138,599 13.8 17
Liberal Party 137,599 13.6 17
National Religious Party 98,786 9.8 12
Mapam 75,654 7.5 9
Ahdut Ha'avodah 66,170 6.6 8
Maki 42,111 4.2 5
Agudat Yisrael 37,178 3.7 4
Po'alei Agudat Yisrael 19,428 1.9 2
Shituf Ve`ahvah* 19,342 1.9 2
Kidmah Ufituah* 16,034 1.6 2

* Minority lists associated with Mapai

Sources: The Knesset

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