2015 Israeli legislative election

  • 2015 israeli legislative election
    israel
    ← 2013 17 march 2015 apr 2019 →
    turnout72%
    party leader % seats ±
    likud benjamin netanyahu 23.40% 30 +12
    zionist union isaac herzog 18.67% 24 +3
    joint list ayman odeh 10.54% 13 +2
    yesh atid yair lapid 8.81% 11 -8
    kulanu moshe kahlon 7.49% 10 new
    the jewish home naftali bennett 6.74% 8 -4
    shas aryeh deri 5.73% 7 -4
    yisrael beiteinu avigdor lieberman 5.11% 6 -7
    utj yaakov litzman 5.03% 6 -1
    meretz zehava gal-on 3.93% 5 -1
    this lists parties that won seats. see the complete results below.
    prime minister before prime minister after
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    benjamin netanyahu
    likud
    benjamin netanyahu
    various party banners at a house in givatayim
    president reuven rivlin casts his vote in jerusalem
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    early elections for the twentieth knesset were held in israel on 17 march 2015. disagreements within the governing coalition, particularly over the budget and a "jewish state" proposal, led to the dissolution of the government in december 2014. the labor party and hatnuah formed a coalition, called zionist union, with the hope of defeating the likud party, which had led the previous governing coalition along with yisrael beiteinu, yesh atid, the jewish home, and hatnuah.

    the incumbent prime minister, benjamin netanyahu of likud, declared victory in the election, with likud picking up the highest number of votes. president reuven rivlin granted netanyahu an extension until 6 may 2015 to build a coalition when one had not been finalized in the first four weeks of negotiations.[1] he formed a coalition government within two hours of the midnight 6 may deadline.[2] his likud party formed the coalition with the jewish home, united torah judaism, kulanu, and shas, with the bare minimum 61 seats.[2][3] yisrael beiteinu later joined the coalition in may 2016.

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  • opinion polls
  • results
  • aftermath
  • government formation
  • see also
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2015 Israeli legislative election
Israel
← 2013 17 March 2015 Apr 2019 →
Turnout72%
Party Leader % Seats ±
Likud Benjamin Netanyahu 23.40% 30 +12
Zionist Union Isaac Herzog 18.67% 24 +3
Joint List Ayman Odeh 10.54% 13 +2
Yesh Atid Yair Lapid 8.81% 11 -8
Kulanu Moshe Kahlon 7.49% 10 New
The Jewish Home Naftali Bennett 6.74% 8 -4
Shas Aryeh Deri 5.73% 7 -4
Yisrael Beiteinu Avigdor Lieberman 5.11% 6 -7
UTJ Yaakov Litzman 5.03% 6 -1
Meretz Zehava Gal-On 3.93% 5 -1
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Prime Minister before Prime Minister after
Benjamin Netanyahu Benjamin Netanyahu
Likud
Benjamin Netanyahu
Likud
Benjamin Netanyahu
Various party banners at a house in Givatayim
President Reuven Rivlin casts his vote in Jerusalem
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Early elections for the twentieth Knesset were held in Israel on 17 March 2015. Disagreements within the governing coalition, particularly over the budget and a "Jewish state" proposal, led to the dissolution of the government in December 2014. The Labor Party and Hatnuah formed a coalition, called Zionist Union, with the hope of defeating the Likud party, which had led the previous governing coalition along with Yisrael Beiteinu, Yesh Atid, The Jewish Home, and Hatnuah.

The incumbent Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu of Likud, declared victory in the election, with Likud picking up the highest number of votes. President Reuven Rivlin granted Netanyahu an extension until 6 May 2015 to build a coalition when one had not been finalized in the first four weeks of negotiations.[1] He formed a coalition government within two hours of the midnight 6 May deadline.[2] His Likud party formed the coalition with the Jewish Home, United Torah Judaism, Kulanu, and Shas, with the bare minimum 61 seats.[2][3] Yisrael Beiteinu later joined the coalition in May 2016.