2006 Israeli legislative election

  • elections for the 17th knesset
    israel
    ← 2003 28 march 2006 2009 →
    turnout63.6%
    party leader % seats ±
    kadima ehud olmert 22.02% 29 new
    labor amir peretz 15.06% 19 0
    shas eli yishai 9.53% 12 +1
    likud benjamin netanyahu 8.99% 12 -26
    yisrael beiteinu avigdor lieberman 8.99% 11 +8
    national unionnrp benny elon 7.14% 9 -1
    gil rafi eitan 5.92% 7 new
    utj yaakov litzman 4.69% 6 +1
    meretz yossi beilin 3.77% 5 -1
    ra'amta'al ibrahim sarsur 3.02% 4 +2
    hadash mohammad barakeh 2.74% 3 0
    balad azmi bishara 2.30% 3 0
    this lists parties that won seats. see the complete results below.
    prime minister before prime minister after
    ehud olmert ehud olmert
    kadima
    ehud olmert
    kadima
    ehud olmert

    elections for the 17th knesset were held in israel on 28 march 2006. the voting resulted in a plurality of seats for the then-new kadima party, followed by the labor party, and a major loss for the likud party.

    after the election, the government was formed by the kadima, labor, shas, and gil parties, with the yisrael beiteinu party joining the government later. the prime minister was ehud olmert, leader of kadima, who had been the acting prime minister going into the election.

  • background
  • key issues
  • procedures
  • parliament factions
  • extraparliamentary parties
  • pre-election opinion polling
  • results
  • immediate impact and coalition formation
  • see also
  • notes
  • references
  • external links

Elections for the 17th Knesset
Israel
← 2003 28 March 2006 2009 →
Turnout63.6%
Party Leader % Seats ±
Kadima Ehud Olmert 22.02% 29 New
Labor Amir Peretz 15.06% 19 0
Shas Eli Yishai 9.53% 12 +1
Likud Benjamin Netanyahu 8.99% 12 -26
Yisrael Beiteinu Avigdor Lieberman 8.99% 11 +8
National UnionNRP Benny Elon 7.14% 9 -1
Gil Rafi Eitan 5.92% 7 New
UTJ Yaakov Litzman 4.69% 6 +1
Meretz Yossi Beilin 3.77% 5 -1
Ra'amTa'al Ibrahim Sarsur 3.02% 4 +2
Hadash Mohammad Barakeh 2.74% 3 0
Balad Azmi Bishara 2.30% 3 0
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Prime Minister before Prime Minister after
Ehud Olmert Ehud Olmert
Kadima
Ehud Olmert
Kadima
Ehud Olmert

Elections for the 17th Knesset were held in Israel on 28 March 2006. The voting resulted in a plurality of seats for the then-new Kadima party, followed by the Labor Party, and a major loss for the Likud party.

After the election, the government was formed by the Kadima, Labor, Shas, and Gil parties, with the Yisrael Beiteinu party joining the government later. The Prime Minister was Ehud Olmert, leader of Kadima, who had been the acting prime minister going into the election.