2020 Israeli legislative election

  • 2020 israeli legislative election

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    all 120 seats in the knesset
    61 seats needed for a majority
    turnout71.5% (increase1.7%)
      first party second party third party
      benjamin netanyahu 2018.jpg benny gantz 2019 (cropped).jpg ayman odeh (8).jpg
    leader benjamin netanyahu benny gantz ayman odeh
    party likud blue & white joint list
    leader since 20 december 2005 21 february 2019 27 july 2019
    last election 32 seats, 25.10% 33 seats, 25.95% 13 seats, 10.60%
    seats won 36 33 15
    seat change increase4 steady0 increase2
    popular vote 1,352,449 1,220,381 581,507
    percentage 29.46% 26.59% 12.67%
    swing increase4.36% increase0.64% increase2.07%

      fourth party fifth party sixth party
      arye derey (cropped).jpg הרב יעקב ליצמן.jpg amir peretz 2019.jpg
    leader aryeh deri yaakov litzman amir peretz
    party shas united torah judaism labor-gesher-meretz
    leader since 2 may 2013 2003 13 january 2020
    last election 9 seats, 7.44% 7 seats, 6.06% 11 seats (6 for labor, 5 for meretz), 9.14%
    seats won 9 7 7
    seat change steady0 steady0 decrease4
    popular vote 352,853 274,437 267,480
    percentage 7.69% 5.98% 5.83%
    swing increase0.25% decrease0.08% decrease3.31%

      seventh party eighth party
      avigdor lieberman 2017.jpg naftali-bennett.jpg
    leader avigdor lieberman naftali bennett
    party yisrael beitenu yamina
    leader since 1999 15 january 2020
    last election 8 seats, 6.99% 7 seats, 5.87%
    seats won 7 6
    seat change decrease1 decrease1
    popular vote 263,365 240,689
    percentage 5.74% 5.24%
    swing decrease1.25% decrease0.63%

    prime minister before election

    benjamin netanyahu (caretaker government)
    likud

    elected prime minister

    tbd

    legislative elections were held in israel on 2 march 2020 to elect members of the twenty-third knesset.[1] according to the relevant basic law, the elections were required to be held no later than the third tuesday of the hebrew month of cheshvan four years after the previous election on 17 september 2019, making the latest possible date 31 october 2023.

    however, on 11 december 2019, due to the continued failure by all parties to form the country's next government, early elections were called, the third within a year after the september and april 2019 elections. israeli commentators expressed concerns that the political paralysis is severely weakening public trust in an already highly-polarized political system.[2][3]

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2020 Israeli legislative election

← Sep 2019 2 March 2020 Next →

All 120 seats in the Knesset
61 seats needed for a majority
Turnout71.5% (Increase1.7%)
  First party Second party Third party
  Benjamin Netanyahu 2018.jpg Benny Gantz 2019 (cropped).jpg Ayman Odeh (8).jpg
Leader Benjamin Netanyahu Benny Gantz Ayman Odeh
Party Likud Blue & White Joint List
Leader since 20 December 2005 21 February 2019 27 July 2019
Last election 32 seats, 25.10% 33 seats, 25.95% 13 seats, 10.60%
Seats won 36 33 15
Seat change Increase4 Steady0 Increase2
Popular vote 1,352,449 1,220,381 581,507
Percentage 29.46% 26.59% 12.67%
Swing Increase4.36% Increase0.64% Increase2.07%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Arye Derey (cropped).jpg הרב יעקב ליצמן.jpg Amir Peretz 2019.jpg
Leader Aryeh Deri Yaakov Litzman Amir Peretz
Party Shas United Torah Judaism Labor-Gesher-Meretz
Leader since 2 May 2013 2003 13 January 2020
Last election 9 seats, 7.44% 7 seats, 6.06% 11 seats (6 for Labor, 5 for Meretz), 9.14%
Seats won 9 7 7
Seat change Steady0 Steady0 Decrease4
Popular vote 352,853 274,437 267,480
Percentage 7.69% 5.98% 5.83%
Swing Increase0.25% Decrease0.08% Decrease3.31%

  Seventh party Eighth party
  Avigdor Lieberman 2017.jpg Naftali-Bennett.jpg
Leader Avigdor Lieberman Naftali Bennett
Party Yisrael Beitenu Yamina
Leader since 1999 15 January 2020
Last election 8 seats, 6.99% 7 seats, 5.87%
Seats won 7 6
Seat change Decrease1 Decrease1
Popular vote 263,365 240,689
Percentage 5.74% 5.24%
Swing Decrease1.25% Decrease0.63%

Prime Minister before election

Benjamin Netanyahu (caretaker government)
Likud

Elected Prime Minister

TBD

Legislative elections were held in Israel on 2 March 2020 to elect members of the twenty-third Knesset.[1] According to the relevant Basic Law, the elections were required to be held no later than the third Tuesday of the Hebrew month of Cheshvan four years after the previous election on 17 September 2019, making the latest possible date 31 October 2023.

However, on 11 December 2019, due to the continued failure by all parties to form the country's next government, early elections were called, the third within a year after the September and April 2019 elections. Israeli commentators expressed concerns that the political paralysis is severely weakening public trust in an already highly-polarized political system.[2][3]