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Final Results of Israel Elections; Knesset Seats Allocated

August 4, 1955
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Allocation of the 120 seats in the new Israel Parliament elected on July 26, was officially announced today. The Mapai (Labor) Party, which ran first in the elections, received 40 seats under the proportional representation system. The rightwing Herut Party, which ran second in the popular balloting, received 15 seats. The General Zionist Party won 13 seats.

The National Religious Front, composed of the Mizrachi and Hapoel Hamizrachi parties, will have 11 seats in the new Knesset. The Achdut Avodah Party will have ten seats; the Mapam Party, nine; Agudah, six; Communists, six; Progressives, five, and the three Arab slates, together, five seats.

A total vote of 876,085 was cast in the countrywide elections. Of these, 22,866 ballots were invalidated. Six groups which offered slates in the election failed to receive one percent of the valid vote and consequently, under the proportional representation system, received no representation in the Knesset. The election coefficient was 6, 930 votes to one Knesset seat.

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