Final Results of Histadrut Elections Announced; Mapai Wins Majority

Final results of the Histadrut national elections of two weeks ago revealed today that the Mapai slate had received 57.74 percent of the total vote of 431 120 a gain of slightly more than one-half of one percent.

The Mapam slate received 12.5 percent of the total and L’Achdut Avoda gained 14.6; this represented a loss of nearly seven percent for the two parties which ran as one slate in the last elections and chalked up 34 percent of the votes then.

Gains were made by the Communists, who increased their total from 2.6 percent to 4### by the Progressive slate which went from 3.8 in the last balloting to 5.25 this ### and by the General Zionists who obtained 3.8 percent of the total. The Religious Workers group dropped slightly from 2.1 percent to 1.96.

The tally by parties was: Mapai, 236,961: Mapam, 51,505; L’Achdut Avoda, 59,968; Progressives, 21,543, communists, 16,906; General Zionists, 15,618; Religious Workers, 8,034.

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