Elections to the First Knesset

(January 25, 1949)


Elections to the constituent assembly, which later turned into the first Knesset.
Valid votes 434,684
Qualifying threshold (1%) 4,346
Votes per seat 3,592

Name of list Number of valid votes % of total votes Number of seats
Mapai 155,274 35.7 46
Mapam 64,018 14.7 19
United Religious Front 52,982 12.2 16
Herut Movement 49,782 11.5 14
General Zionists 22,661 5.2 7
Progressive Party 17,786 4.1 5
Sephardim and Edot Mizrah 15,287 3.5 4
Maki 15,148 3.5 4
Democratic Party of Nazareth* 7,387 1.7 2
Fighters List 5,363 1.2 1
WIZO 5,173 1.2 1
Yemenite Association 4,399 1.0 1


* Minority list associated with Mapai

Highlights of the First Knesset


Source: The Knesset