1969 Israeli Legislative Election
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1969 Israeli Legislative Election
Elections for the 7th Knesset
Israel
← 1965 28 October 1969 1973 →
Turnout81.7%

Elections for the seventh Knesset were held in Israel on 28 October 1969. Voter turnout was 81.7%.[1]

The Alignment coalition was returned to power with the largest number of seats ever won in an Israeli election (56 out of 120). This was attributed to the government's popularity following the country's victory in the Six-Day War, and that the Alignment had been formed by an alliance of the four most popular left-wing parties, who between them had received 51.2% of the vote in the previous elections in 1965. As a result, Golda Meir remained Prime Minister.

Results

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Party Votes % Seats +/-
Alignment 632,135 46.2 56 -7
Gahal 296,294 21.7 26 0
National Religious Party 133,238 9.7 12 +1
Agudat Yisrael 44,002 3.2 4 0
Independent Liberals 43,933 3.2 4 -1
National List 42,654 3.1 4 New
Rakah 38,827 2.8 3 0
Progress and Development 28,046 2.1 2 0
Poalei Agudat Yisrael 24,968 1.9 2 0
Cooperation and Brotherhood 19.943 1.4 2 0
HaOlam HaZeh - Koah Hadash 16,853 1.2 2 +1
Free Centre 16,393 1.2 2 New
Maki 15,712 1.1 1 0
List for the Land of Israel 7,591 0.6 0 New
Peace List 5,138 0.4 0 0
Young Israel 2,116 0.1 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 60,238 - - -
Total 1,427,981 100 120 0
Source: Nohlen et al.

Aftermath

Golda Meir of the Alignment formed the fifteenth government, a national unity government including Gahal, the National Religious Party, the Independent Liberals, Progress and Development and Cooperation and Brotherhood. There were 24 ministers. Gahal resigned from the coalition on 6 August 1970 after the government had decided to adopt the Rogers Plan.

The seventh Knesset was one of the most stable, with only three MKs changing parties; Meir Avizohar left the National List in 1972 to sit as an independent, before joining the Alignment the following year; Avner Shaki left the National Religious Party in 1972 and sat as an independent; and Shalom Cohen left HaOlam HaZeh - Koah Hadash in 1972.[2]

References

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p125 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
  2. ^ Mergers and Splits Among Parliamentary Groups Knesset

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