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PM Yitzhak Rabin and Foreign Minister Shimon Peres in a lively argument, 11.4.1994.



Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir and MK Yitzhak Rabin at Mimona festivities, 25.4.1992.



Leader of the Opposition, Binyamin Netnayahu, during the debate on the Declaration of Principles, 21.9.1993



PM Yitzhak Rabin with coalition members, during the debate on the Declaration of Principles, 21.9.1993

Factional and Government Make-Up of the Thirteenth Knesset

Elected on 23 June, 1992.
Speaker: Shevah Weiss;
Deputy Speakers: Rafael Edri, Ovadia Eli, Hana Haddad (as of 12 December, 1995), Anath Ma'or, Esther Salmowitz, Dov Shilansky, Saleh Tariff (until 27 November 1995);
Secretary General: Shmuel Jacobson.

Name of List Votes in Percentage Number of Seats Number of Seats Before Next Elections
Labor 1 34.7 44 41
Likud 2 24.9 32 29
Meretz 9.6 12 12
Tzomet 3 6.4 8 5
National Religious Party 5.0 6 6
Shas 4 4.9 6 5
United Torah Judaism 5 3.3 4 0
Hadash 2.4 3 3
Moledet 6 2.4 3 1
Arab Democratic Party 1.6 2 2
Agudat Yisrael 5 - 0 2
Degel Hatorah 5 - 0 2
The Third Way 1 - 0 2
Gesher 2 - 0 2
Atid 3 - 0 2
Yi-ud 3 - 0 1
Right Israel 6 - 0 1
Single MK - Joseph Azran 4 - 0 1
Single MK - Efraim Gur 2 - 0 1
Single MK - Nava Arad 1 - 0 1
Single MK - Joseph Bagad 6 - 0 1
1 Two members left the Labor Party and established the Third Way. MK Nava Arad left and became a single MK.
2 Two members left the Likud and established Gesher. MK Efraim Gur left and became a single MK.
3 Three MKs left Tzomet. They formed two new parliamentary groups: Atid and Yi-ud.
4 Joseph Azran left Shas and became a single MK.
5 Towards the end of the Knesset, United Torah Judaism split into Degel Hatorah and Agudat Yisrael.
6 One member left Moledet and established Right Israel. MK Joseph Bagad also left and became a single MK.

The twenty fifth government was formed by Yitzhak Rabin, on 13 July, 1992. The coalition members were: Labor, Meretz, Shas (left the government on 14. September, 1993) and Yi'ud (joined the government on 9 January, 1995. The number of ministers when the government was formed - 17. The numer of MKs who supported the government when it was first formed - 62 coalition members and another five MKs from ouside the coalition. After Shas left and Yi'ud entered the number of ministers went up to 21, and the number of MKs who supported the government fell to 58 coalition members and another five MKs from outside the coalition. The government turned into a transition government following the assassination of the Prime Minister on 4 November, 1995.

The twenty sixth government was formed by Shimon Peres, on 22 November, 1995. The coalition members were: Labor, Meretz and Yi'ud. The number of ministers when the government was formed -21. The number of MKs who supported the government - 58 coalition members and another five MKs from outside the coalition.



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