Assembly of Representatives election, 1925
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Elections to the Assembly of Representatives were held in Mandate Palestine on 6 December 1925. Around half the votes went to parties associated with trade unions. Ahdut HaAvoda remained the largest party in the Assembly.
Following the 1920 elections, debate continued on the issue of women's suffrage. In 1923 Mizrachi called for a men-only referendum on whether women should be entitled to vote, and threatened to withdraw from the Yishuv if one was not held. The Jewish National Council agreed to hold one on 8 November 1925, but with female participation. This led to Agudat Yisrael calling for a boycott. In response, Mizrachi and the Jewish National Council agreed to cancel the referendum.
The number of eligible voters rose from around 26,000 to 64,764. However, turnout was only around 57%. This was put down to an Agudat Yisrael boycott, several delays in holding the election, and the unfamiliarity of some women with voting.
|Hebrew Women's Association||13||New|
|Hapoel HaMizrachi HaMeuhad||4||New|
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|Safed Municipality List||2||New|
|Galilee Farmers Association||1||New|
|Eastern Farmers Association||1||New|
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|Source: Mackie & Rose|
- "Palestine Parties" The Times, 18 December 1925, p13, Issue 44148
- Zalman Abramov (1976) Perpetual dilemma: Jewish religion in the Jewish State Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, p108
- Abramov, p90
- Abramov, p109
- Thomas T Mackie & Richard Rose (1991) The International Almanac of Electoral History, Macmillan, p243 (vote figures)