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ELECTIONS FOR THE 13TH KNESSET were held in Israel on 23 June 1992. The election resulted in the formation of a Labor government, led by Yitzhak Rabin , helped by the failure of several small right wing parties to pass the electoral threshold . Voter turnout was 77.4%.

CONTENTS

* 1 Results * 2 Thirteenth Knesset * 3 References * 4 External links

RESULTS

The Labor Party chairman Yitzhak Rabin . After winning the 1992 elections, Rabin managed to form the first Labor-led government in 15 years, supported by a coalition with Meretz , a left-wing party, and Shas , a Mizrahi ultra-orthodox religious party.

PARTY VOTES % SEATS +/−

Labor Party 1 906,810 34.7 44 +5

Likud 2 651,229 24.9 32 −8

Meretz 250,667 9.6 12 +2

Tzomet 3 166,366 6.4 8 +6

National Religious Party 129,663 5.0 6 +1

Shas 4 129,347 4.9 6 0

United Torah Judaism 5 86,167 3.3 4 −3

Hadash 62,545 2.4 3 −1

Moledet 6 62,269 2.4 3 −1

Arab Democratic Party 40,788 1.6 2 +1

Tehiya 31,957 1.2 0 −3

Progressive List for Peace 24,181 0.9 0 −1

New Liberal Party 16,669 0.6 0 New

Geulat Yisrael 12,851 0.5 0 New

Da 11,697 0.4 0 New

Yad BeYad 8,327 0.3 0 New

Movement for Mortgage Affected, Homeless and Demobilised Soldiers 5,962 0.2 0 0

Pikanti 3,750 0.1 0 New

Torah VeAretz 3,708 0.1 0 New

On Wheels 3,355 0.1 0 New

Women\'s Party 2,886 0.1 0 New

Hatikva 2,053 0.1 0 New

Natural Law Party 1,734 0.1 0 New

Tali 1,336 0.1 0 New

Tzipor 523 0.0 0 New

Invalid/blank votes 21,102 – – –

TOTAL 2,637,943 100 120 0

Registered voters/turnout 3,409,015 77.4 – –

Source: Nohlen et al.

1 Two MKs left the Labor Party to establish the Third Way , whilst Nava Arad also left the party.

2 Two MKs left Likud to establish Gesher , whilst Efraim Gur also left the party.

3 Three MKs left Tzomet to establish Yiud . One MK then left Yiud to establish Atid .

4 Yosef Azran left Shas.

5 United Torah Judaism split into Agudat Yisrael (two seats) and Degel HaTorah (two seats).

6 One MK left Moldet to establish Yamin Yisrael , whilst Yosef Ba-Gad also left the party.

THIRTEENTH KNESSET

See also: List of members of the thirteenth Knesset

Labour's Yitzhak Rabin formed the twenty-fifth government on 13 July 1992, including Meretz and Shas in his coalition, which had 17 ministers. Hadash and the Arab Democratic Party also supported the government despite not being coalition members. Shas