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First Knesset:
Main Events and Issues
Factional and Government Makeup
Knesset Members
  Elections (For the Constituent Assembly): 25.1.1949
First Sitting: 14.2.1949 (Tu Bishvat)
Number of Elected Lists: 12 (By the end of the Knesset, there were 12 parliamentary groups and 2 non-affiliated MKs.)
Duration: 2 years, 6 months

Second Knesset:
Main Events and Issues
Factional and Government Makeup
Knesset Members
  Elections: 30.7.1951
First Sitting: 20.8.1951
Number of Elected Lists: 15 (Before dissolution, there were 13 Parliamentary Groups.)
Duration: 4 years

Third Knesset:
Main Events and Issues
Factional and Government Makeup
Knesset Members
  Elections: 26.7.1955
First Sitting: 15.8.1955
Number of Elected Lists: 12 (Before dissolution, there were 12 Parliamentary Groups.)
Duration: 4 years and 4 months

Fourth Knesset:
Main Events and Issues
Factional and Government Makeup
Knesset Members
  Elections: 3.11.1959
First Sitting: 30.11.1959
Number of Elected Lists: 12 (Before dissolution, there were 12 Parliamentary Groups.)
Duration: One year and 9 months

Fifth Knesset:
Main Events and Issues
Factional and Government Makeup
Knesset Members
  Elections: 15.8.1961
First Sitting: 4.9.1961
Number of Elected Lists: 11 (Before dissolution, there were 12 Parliamentary Groups.)
Duration: 4 years and two months

Sixth Knesset:
Main Events and Issues
Factional and Government Makeup
Knesset Members
  Elections: 2.11.1965
First Sitting: 22.11.1965
Number of Elected Lists: 13 (Before dissolution, there were 15 Parliamentary Groups.)
Duration: 4 years

Seventh Knesset:
Main Events and Issues
Factional and Government Makeup
Knesset Members
  Elections: 28.10.1969
First Sitting: 17.11.1969
Number of Elected Lists: 12 (Before dissolution, there were 12 parliamentary groups and 2 non-affiliated MKs.)
Duration: 4 years and 2 months

Eighth Knesset:
Main Events and Issues
Factional and Government Makeup
Knesset Members
  Elections: 31.12.1973
First Sitting: 21.1.1974
Number of Elected Lists: 9 (Before dissolution, there were 10 parliamentary groups and 1 non-affiliated MK.)
Duration: 3 years and 5 months

Ninth Knesset:
Main Events and Issues
Factional and Government Makeup
Knesset Members
  Elections: 17.5.1977
First Sitting: 13.6.1977
Number of Elected Lists 13 (Before dissolution, there were 20 parliamentary groups and 4 non-affiliated MKs.)
Duration: 4 years and 1 month

Tenth Knesset:
Main Events and Issues
Factional and Government Makeup
Knesset Members
  Elections: 30.6.1981
First Sitting: 20.7.1981
Number of Elected Lists: 10 (Before dissolution, there were 12 parliamentary groups.)
Duration: 3 years and one month

Eleventh Knesset:
Main Events and Issues
Factional and Government Makeup
Knesset Members
  Elections: 23.7.1984
First Sitting: 13.8.1984
Number of Elected Lists: 15 (Before dissolution, there were 15 parliamentary groups and 1 non-affiliated MK.)
Duration: 4 years and 3 months

Twelfth Knesset:
Main Events and Issues
Factional and Government Makeup
Knesset Members
  Elections: 1.11.1988
First Sitting: 21.11.88
Number of Elected Lists: 15 (Before dissolution, there were 17 parliamentary groups.)
Duration: 3 years and 8 months

Thirteenth Knesset:
Main Events and Issues
Factional and Government Makeup
Knesset Members
  Elections: 23.6.1992
First Sitting: 13.7.1992
Number of Elected Lists: 10 (Before dissolution, there were 16 parliamentary groups and 4 non-affiliated MKs.)
Duration: 3 years and 11 months

Fourteenth Knesset:
Main Events and Issues
Factional and Government Makeup
Knesset Members
  Elections: 29.5.1996
First Sitting: 17.6.1996
Number of Elected Lists: 11 (Before dissolution, there were 21 parliamentary groups and 2 non-affiliated MKs.)
Duration: 3 years

Fifteenth Knesset:
Main Events and Issues
Factional and Government Makeup
Knesset Members
  Elections: 17.5.1999
First Sitting: 7.6.1999
Number of Elected Lists: 15 (Before dissolution, there were 20 parliamentary groups.)
Duration: 3 years and 8 months

Sixteenth Knesset:
Main Events and Issues
Factional and Government Makeup
Knesset Members
  Elections: 28.1.2003
First Sitting: 17.2.2003
Number of Elected Lists: 13 (Before dissolution, there were 19 parliamentary groups.)
Duration: 3 years and 2 months

Seventeenth Knesset:
Main Events and Issues
Factional and Government Makeup
Knesset Members
  Elections: 28.3.2006
First Sitting: 17.4.2006
Number of Elected Lists: 12 (Before dissolution, there were 17 parliamentary groups.)
Duration: 2 years and 11 months

Eighteenth Knesset:
Main Events and Issues
Factional and Government Makeup
Knesset Members
  Elections: 10.2.2009
First Sitting: 24.2.2009
Number of Elected Lists: 12 (Before dissolution, there were 17 parliamentary groups.)
Duration: 3 years and 11 months

Nineteenth Knesset:
Main Events and Issues
Factional and Government Makeup
Knesset Members
  Elections: 22.1.2013
First Sitting: 5.2.2013
Number of Elected Lists: 12


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