Factional and Government Make-Up of the Tenth Knesset
Elected on 30 June, 1981.
Speaker: Menahem Savidor
Deputy Speakers: Yigal Cohen (from 12.3.84), Me'ir Cohen-Avidov, Naftali Fedder (from 12.3.84), Moshe Shahal;
Secretary General: Netan'el Lorch (until 1.1.83), Shmuel Jacobson.
The ninteenth government was formed by Menachem Begin, on 5 August, 1981.
The coalition members were: the Likud, the National Religious Party,
Agudat Yisrael, Tami, Telem and the Tehiya (joined on 26.7.82).
The number of ministers when the government was first formed - 17, and after the
Tehiya joined - 18. The number of MKs who supported the government when it was
first formed - 63, after the Tehiya joined - 66. The Prime Minister resigned for health reasons.
The twentieth government was formed by Yitzhak Shamir, on 10 October, 1983.
The coalition members were: as in the ninteenth government.
The number of ministers when the government was formed - 20.
The number of MKs who supported the government - 66.