2003 Israeli legislative election

  • elections for the 16th knesset
    israel
    ← 2001 (pm)
    1999 (knesset)
    28 january 2003 2006 →
    turnout67.8%
    party leader % seats ±
    likud ariel sharon 29.39% 38 +19
    labor amram mitzna 14.46% 19 -7
    shinui yosef lapid 12.28% 15 +9
    shas eli yishai 8.22% 11 -6
    national union avigdor lieberman 5.52% 7 +3
    meretz yossi sarid 5.21% 6 -4
    mafdal effi eitam 4.20% 6 +1
    united torah judaism yaakov litzman 4.29% 5 0
    hadashta'al mohammad barakeh 2.98% 3 0
    one nation amir peretz 2.76% 3 +1
    balad azmi bishara 2.26% 3 +1
    yisrael baaliyah natan sharansky 2.15% 2 -4
    united arab list abdulmalik dehamshe 2.08% 2 -3
    this lists parties that won seats. see the complete results below.
    prime minister before prime minister after
    ariel sharon ariel sharon
    likud
    ariel sharon
    likud
    ariel sharon

    elections for the 16th knesset were held in israel on 28 january 2003. the result was a resounding victory for ariel sharon's likud.

    the previous separate election for prime minister was scrapped, and the post was returned to the leader of the party successfully forming the working coalition government.

  • background
  • preparations for the elections
  • parliament factions
  • results
  • the sixteenth knesset
  • see also
  • external links
  • notes
  • references

Elections for the 16th Knesset
Israel
← 2001 (PM)
1999 (Knesset)
28 January 2003 2006 →
Turnout67.8%
Party Leader % Seats ±
Likud Ariel Sharon 29.39% 38 +19
Labor Amram Mitzna 14.46% 19 -7
Shinui Yosef Lapid 12.28% 15 +9
Shas Eli Yishai 8.22% 11 -6
National Union Avigdor Lieberman 5.52% 7 +3
Meretz Yossi Sarid 5.21% 6 -4
Mafdal Effi Eitam 4.20% 6 +1
United Torah Judaism Yaakov Litzman 4.29% 5 0
HadashTa'al Mohammad Barakeh 2.98% 3 0
One Nation Amir Peretz 2.76% 3 +1
Balad Azmi Bishara 2.26% 3 +1
Yisrael BaAliyah Natan Sharansky 2.15% 2 -4
United Arab List Abdulmalik Dehamshe 2.08% 2 -3
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Prime Minister before Prime Minister after
Ariel Sharon Ariel Sharon
Likud
Ariel Sharon
Likud
Ariel Sharon

Elections for the 16th Knesset were held in Israel on 28 January 2003. The result was a resounding victory for Ariel Sharon's Likud.

The previous separate election for Prime Minister was scrapped, and the post was returned to the leader of the party successfully forming the working coalition government.