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2020 Israeli legislative election
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All 120 seats in the Knesset
61 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 71.5% Increase
Party Leader % Seats ±
Likud Benjamin Netanyahu 29.46% 36 +4
Blue and White Benny Gantz 26.59% 33 0
Joint List Ayman Odeh 12.67% 15 +2
Shas Aryeh Deri 7.69% 9 0
United Torah Judaism Yaakov Litzman 5.98% 7 0
LaborGesherMeretz Amir Peretz 5.83% 7 -3
Yisrael Beiteinu Avigdor Lieberman 5.74% 7 -1
Yamina Naftali Bennett 5.24% 6 -1
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Prime Minister before after
Benjamin Netanyahu 2018.jpg Benjamin Netanyahu (caretaker government)

Legislative elections for the 23rd Knesset was held in Israel on 2 March 2020.

According to the relevant Basic Law, the elections were required to be held no later than the third Tuesday of the Hebrew month of Cheshvan four years after the previous elections, making the latest possible date 31 October 2023.

However, due to the failed attempts to form a government by 11 December after the September elections, early elections were called, the third within a year.

On 20 April 2020, Benny Gantz and Benjamin Netanyahu announced that an agreement on a unity government had been reached following the election. The deal would involve both parties splitting power and Gantz and Netanyahu taking turns being prime minister. The deal says Gantz will be Vice Prime Minister until October 2021, by then he will become Prime Minister.

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