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Elections for the 13th Knesset were held in Israel
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.[1] Voter turnout was 77.4%.[2]

Contents

1 Results 2 Thirteenth Knesset 3 References 4 External links

Results[edit]

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
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
Shas
4 129,347 4.9 6 0

United Torah Judaism
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
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
United Torah Judaism
split into Agudat Yisrael
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[edit] See also: List of members of the thirteenth Knesset Labour's Yitzhak Rabin
Yitzhak Rabin
formed the twenty-fifth government on 13 July 1992, including Meretz
Meretz
and Shas
Shas
in his coalition, which had 17 ministers. Hadash
Hadash
and the Arab Democratic Party also supported the government despite not being coalition members. Shas
Shas
left the coalition in September 1993, and Yiud joined in January 1995. Rabin's government advanced the peace process to unprecedented levels; the Oslo Accords
Oslo Accords
were signed with Yasser Arafat's PLO in 1993 and the Israel–Jordan peace treaty
Israel–Jordan peace treaty
in 1994. The government's willingness to make peace with Syria
Syria
and concede the Golan Heights
Golan Heights
led to Avigdor Kahalani and Emanuel Zisman leaving the party to form the Third Way. After Rabin's assassination on 4 November 1995, Shimon Peres
Shimon Peres
took over as Prime Minister and formed a new government on 22 November 1995. His coalition was the same as before; Labor, Meretz
Meretz
and Yiud. Peres called early elections in 1996 in order to seek a mandate to continue the peace process,[3] in which he lost. References[edit]

^ "The 1992 Knesset Elections Revisited" Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p. 128 ISBN 0-19-924958-X ^ "Memory of Rabin likely to influence Israeli elections" CNN, 5 February 1996

External links[edit]

Historical overview of the Thirteenth Knesset Knesset website Election results Knesset website

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