Israeli Elections:
Electoral History

(1949 - Present)


Israeli Elections: Table of Contents | An Explanation | Political Parties


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There have been eighteen Knesset elections since Israel's founding in 1948.
At least 111 different political parties have been represented in the Knesset during this time.
A party need to win 61 seats to be the majority - a feat which has yet to occur, meaning the winning party forms a coalition to stay in power.

Listed below is the basic information for each of the eighteen elections.
Click on any government to view more detailed information.

Number (Year)

Overall Valid Votes

Winning Party

Seats Won

3,579,115
31
3,373,490
28
3,137,064
29
3,148,364
38
3,309,416
26
2,973,580
34
2,616,841
44
2,283,123
40
2,073,321
Alignment
44
1,937,366
48
1,747,820
43
1,566,855
Alignment
51
1,367,743
Alignment
56
1,206,728
Alignment
45
1,006,964
42
969,337
47
853,219
40
687,492
45
434,684
46

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