1961 Israeli legislative election

  • elections for the 5th knesset
    israel
    ← 1959 15 august 1961 1965 →
    turnout81.6%
    party leader % seats ±
    mapai david ben-gurion 34.7% 42 -5
    herut menachem begin 13.8% 17 0
    liberal peretz bernstein 13.6% 17 +3
    mafdal haim-moshe shapira 9.8% 12 0
    mapam meir ya'ari 7.5% 9 0
    ahdut haavoda yisrael galili 6.6% 8 +1
    maki shmuel mikunis 4.2% 5 +2
    agudat yisrael yitzhak-meir levin 3.7% 4
    pai kalman kahana 1.9% 2
    cooperation and brotherhood diyab obeid 1.9% 2 0
    progress and development ahmed a-dahar 1.6% 2 0
    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

    elections for the fifth knesset were held in israel on 15 august 1961. voter turnout was 81.6%.[1]

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Elections for the 5th Knesset
Israel
← 1959 15 August 1961 1965 →
Turnout81.6%
Party Leader % Seats ±
Mapai David Ben-Gurion 34.7% 42 -5
Herut Menachem Begin 13.8% 17 0
Liberal Peretz Bernstein 13.6% 17 +3
Mafdal Haim-Moshe Shapira 9.8% 12 0
Mapam Meir Ya'ari 7.5% 9 0
Ahdut HaAvoda Yisrael Galili 6.6% 8 +1
Maki Shmuel Mikunis 4.2% 5 +2
Agudat Yisrael Yitzhak-Meir Levin 3.7% 4
PAI Kalman Kahana 1.9% 2
Cooperation and Brotherhood Diyab Obeid 1.9% 2 0
Progress and Development Ahmed A-Dahar 1.6% 2 0
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

Elections for the fifth Knesset were held in Israel on 15 August 1961. Voter turnout was 81.6%.[1]