Next Israeli legislative election

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Elections for the 21st Knesset
← 2015 5 November 2019, or earlier
Party Leader Current seats
Likud Benjamin Netanyahu 30
Zionist Union Avi Gabbay 24
Joint List Ayman Odeh 13
Yesh Atid Yair Lapid 11
Kulanu Moshe Kahlon 10
The Jewish Home Naftali Bennett 8
Shas Aryeh Deri 7
Yisrael Beiteinu Avigdor Lieberman 6
United Torah Judaism Yaakov Litzman 6
Meretz Zehava Gal-On 5
This lists parties that currently hold seats.
Incumbent Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu 2012.jpg Benjamin Netanyahu

Elections for the twenty-first Knesset must be held by 5 November 2019; they could happen before that date if the government chooses to hold early elections.[1]

Electoral system[edit]

The 120 seats in the Knesset are elected by proportional representation in a single nationwide constituency. The electoral threshold for the election is 3.25%. In almost all cases, this is equivalent to a minimum party size of four seats, but on rare occasions a party can end up with three.[2]

Primary elections[edit]

The Likud, Labor and Jewish Home parties have systems in which the leadership and most candidates are elected in inner-party primary elections.

  • The Jewish Home held its leadership primaries on April 27, 2017. Naftali Bennett won with 80.3% of the vote, Yonatan Branski received 12.2%, and Yitzhak Zagha received 7.47%.[3]

Opinion polls[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Weekend Perspective: The undecided factors of the next election". Knesset Jeremy. 10 April 2016. Retrieved 13 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "With Bader-Ofer method, not every ballot counts". The Jerusalem Post. 16 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Wootliff, Raoul (April 28, 2017). "Bennett wins sweeping victory in Jewish Home leadership race". The Times of Israel. Retrieved April 28, 2017. 

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