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Knesset Speaker, Dan Tichon

Factional and Government Make-Up of the Fourteenth Knesset

Elected on 29 May, 1996.
Speaker: Dan Tichon;
Deputy Speakers: Shmaryahu Ben-Tsur, Haim Dayan, Rafael Edri, Yehuda Lancry, Nawaf Mazalha, Moshe Peled, Walid Sadik, Saleh Saleem, Me'ir Sheetrit, David Tal, Shevah Weiss.
Secretary General: Shmuel Jacobson, as of 1 January, 1997 Arye Hahn

Name of List Votes in Percentage Number of Seats Number of Seats Before Next Elections
Labor 1 27.5 34 29
Likud-Gesher-Tzomet 2 25.8 32 19
Shas 8.7 10 10
National Religious Party 3 8.1 9 7
Meretz 4 7.5 9 7
Yisrael Be'aliya 5 5.8 7 5
Hadash-Balad 6 4.4 5 3
Yahadut Hatorah 7 3.3 4 3
The Third Way 8 3.2 4 3
United Arab List (2) 3.0 4 4
Moledet 2 2.4 2 3
Israel in the Center 9 0 0 5
Herut 2 0 0 3
Gesher 2 0 0 3
Am Ehad 1 0 0 3
Tzomet 2 0 0 2
Tekuma 3 0 0 2
Aliah 5 0 0 2
Shinui 10 0 0 2
National Democratic Assembly (Balad) 6 0 0 2
Degel Hatorah 7 0 0 1
Single MK - David Zucker 4 0 0 1
Single MK - Emanuel Zisman 8 0 0 1
1 Two members left the Labor Party and established Israel in the Center. Three members left and established Am Ehad.
2 Three members left Likud-Gesher-Tzomet and established Gesher; three left and established Herut; four left and established Israel in the Center, though one left from there and moved to Shinui. Three left and established Tzomet though one moved from Tzomet to Moledet. Likud-Gesher-Tzomet changed its name in the end to Likud.
3 Two MKs left the National Religious Party and established Emunim which changed its name to Tekuma.
4 One member left Meretz and established Shinui. MK David Zucker left and became a single MK.
5 Two MKs left Yisrael Be'aliyah and established Aliah.
6 Balad (National Democratic Assembly) left Hadash-Balad, and the parliamentary group changed its name to Hadash.
7 Degel Hatorah left toward the end of the Knesset and the parliamentary group changed its name to United Torah Judaism-Agudat Yisrael.
8 MK Emanuel Zisman left the Third Way and became a single MK.
9 Israel in the Center was established by two members that left Labor and four that left the Likud. One then moved to Shinui.
10 Shinui was established by an MK who left Meretz and then was joined by an MK who left Israel in the Center.

The twenty seventh government was formed by Binyamin Netanyahu, on 18 June, 1996.
The coalition members were: Likud-Gesher-Tsomet, Shas, NRP, Yisrael Be'aliya, United Torah Judaism, the Third Way. The number of ministers when the government was formed - 18. The number of MKs who supported the government - 66 coalition members and another two MKs from outside the coalition. Gesher left the coalition on 6 January, 1998.



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