Israeli election results summary

01.29.03

Montreal/Israel in Brief sent a special election mailing that contained this handy table summarizing the election results:

Party Ideology Leader Seats ’99 Seats ’03 / change
Center Right and Religious Bloc: . . . 67
Center- Right Parties . . . 46
Likud Possibility of Palestinian State – Violence must end. Ariel Sharon 19 37 / +18
National Union No Palestinian State. Avigdor Lieberman 7 7
Yisrael b’Aliyah Palestinian State – only if democratic. Natan Sharansky 6 2 / -4
Center-Right Religious Parties . . . 21
Shas Ultra Orthodox and traditional Sephardic Eli Yishai 17 11 / -6
United Torah Judaism Ultra Orthodox Ashkenazim Yaakov Litzman 5 5
National Religious Party Religious Zionism, emphasizing army service and the Land of Israel Effi Eitam 5 5
Center, Center-Left and Arab Bloc: . . . 53
Center- Left Parties . . . 25
Labor Resume talks on Palestinian statehood before end to violence Amram Mitzna 26 19 / -7
Meretz Withdrawal to 1967 borders Yossi Sarid 10 6 / -4
Center Parties . . . 19
Shinui Separation of religion and state Yosef Lapid 6 15 / +9
Am Ehad – One Nation Workers’ rights Amir Peretz 2 4 / +2
Arab Parties . . . 9
United Arab List – Ra’am Dominated by Islamic movement, supports Palestinian state Abdulmalek Dehamshe 5 2 / -3
Hadash-Ta’al Formerly Communist party, supports Palestinian state Mohammad Barakeh 4 4
Balad Cultural autonomy for Arabs, supports Palestinian state Azmi Bishara 1 3 / +2

While some of the party summaries are not entirely accurate, or are oversimplifications, this does give a bit of an overview of what the election results may mean for Israel.

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1 jaws 01.29.03 at 10:20 PM

FYI–

You may want to update the chart a bit as Sarid and Sharansky have both resigned from politics.

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2 segacs 01.29.03 at 10:39 PM

By “leader” I assume they meant the leader of the party at the time of the vote.

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3 jaws 01.30.03 at 1:22 AM

That makes sense

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