1949 Israeli legislative election

  • 1949 israeli legislative election
    israel
    25 january 1949 1951 →
    turnout86.9%
    party leader % seats ±
    mapai david ben-gurion 35.7% 46
    mapam meir ya'ari 14.7% 19
    united religious front yehuda leib maimon 12.2% 16
    herut menachem begin 11.5% 14
    general zionists israel rokach 5.2% 7
    progressive party pinchas rosen 4.1% 5
    sephardim and oriental communities bechor-shalom sheetrit 3.5% 4
    maki shmuel mikunis 3.5% 4
    democratic list of nazareth seif el-din el-zoubi 1.7% 2
    fighters' list nathan yellin-mor 1.2% 1
    wizo rachel cohen-kagan 1.2% 1
    yemenite association zecharia glosca 1.0% 1
    this lists parties that won seats. see the complete results below.
    prime minister before prime minister after
    david ben-gurion
    mapai
    david ben-gurion
    mapai
    david ben-gurion campaigning for mapai before the election of the israeli constituent assembly, 20 january 1949
    israeli election posters, 1949

    elections for the constituent assembly were held in newly independent israel on 25 january 1949. voter turnout was 86.9%.[1] two days after its first meeting on 14 february 1949, legislators voted to change the name of the body to the knesset (hebrew: כנסת, translated as assembly). it is known today as the first knesset.

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1949 Israeli legislative election
Israel
25 January 1949 1951 →
Turnout86.9%
Party Leader % Seats ±
Mapai David Ben-Gurion 35.7% 46
Mapam Meir Ya'ari 14.7% 19
United Religious Front Yehuda Leib Maimon 12.2% 16
Herut Menachem Begin 11.5% 14
General Zionists Israel Rokach 5.2% 7
Progressive Party Pinchas Rosen 4.1% 5
Sephardim and Oriental Communities Bechor-Shalom Sheetrit 3.5% 4
Maki Shmuel Mikunis 3.5% 4
Democratic List of Nazareth Seif el-Din el-Zoubi 1.7% 2
Fighters' List Nathan Yellin-Mor 1.2% 1
WIZO Rachel Cohen-Kagan 1.2% 1
Yemenite Association Zecharia Glosca 1.0% 1
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Prime Minister before Prime Minister after
David Ben-Gurion
Mapai
David Ben-Gurion
Mapai
David Ben-Gurion campaigning for Mapai before the election of the Israeli Constituent Assembly, 20 January 1949
Israeli election posters, 1949

Elections for the Constituent Assembly were held in newly independent Israel on 25 January 1949. Voter turnout was 86.9%.[1] Two days after its first meeting on 14 February 1949, legislators voted to change the name of the body to the Knesset (Hebrew: כנסת, translated as Assembly). It is known today as the First Knesset.