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National Unity Government: The government table in the plenum, 15.12.1969.



Menachem Begin signing his declaration of allegiance as minister, Speaker Reuven Barkat presiding, 15.12.1969.



The election of President Efraim Katzir: Prime Minister Golda Meir in a secret ballot, 10.4.1973.

Factional and Government Make-Up of the Seventh Knesset

Elected on 28 October, 1969
Speaker: Re'uven Barkat (died on 5.7.72), Yisrael Yeshayahu-Sharabi;
Deputy Speakers: Mordechai Bibi, Mordechai Zar, Yitzhak Navon, Tova Sanhedrai, Zvi Zimmerman;
Secretary General: Haim Li`or (until 30.4.72), Netan'el Lorch.

Name of List Votes in Percentage Number of Seats Number of Seats Before Next Elections
Alignment 1 46.2 56 57
Gahal 21.7 26 26
National Religious Party 2 9.7 12 11
Agudat Yisrael 3.2 4 4
Independent Liberals 3.2 4 4
National List 1 3.1 4 3
Rakah 2.8 3 3
Kidma Vepituah 3 2.1 2 2
Po'alei Agudat Yisrael 1.9 2 2
Shituf Ve-ahva 3 1.4 2 2
Ha-olam Hazeh - Koah Hadash 4 1.2 2 0
Free Center 1.2 2 2
Maki 5 1.1 1 1
Single MK - Avner Hai Shaki - 0 1
Single MK - Shalom Cohen - 0 1
1 One member moved from the National List to the Alignment.
2 MK Avner-Hai Shaki left and remained a single MK.
3 Arab minorities lists associated with the Alignment.
4 Changed its name to "Meri". MK Shalom Cohen split off and remained a single MK.
5 Changed its name to "Moked".

The fifteenth government was formed by Golda Meir, on 15 December, 1969.
The coalition members were: as in the fourteenth government. The number of ministers in the National Unity Government - 24. Gahal resigned on 6 August, 1970, against the background of the Governments agreement to accept the Rogers Plan (the peace initiatve of the US Secretary of State), and the number of ministers went down to 22.



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