World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Knesset Elections Law

Article Id: WHEBN0003226281
Reproduction Date:

Title: Knesset Elections Law  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Israeli system of government, Elections in Israel, Avigdor Lieberman, Israeli Central Elections Committee
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Knesset Elections Law

This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Israel

Politics portal

Knesset Elections Law is crucial legal document governing the process of elections in the Israeli parliament or the Knesset.

The law was created in 1958 and updated in 1987.

Current Voting System

Members of the Knesset are elected through Proportional Representation based on results for the entire national electorate. This means that seats are allocated across all parties fielding candidates who receive a minimum of 2% of the vote. Ballot papers give voters a choice of parties, rather than choosing individual candidates.

Parties have lists of candidates in order of preference. Some political parties have their own primary votes to decide candidate lists, whilst other (e.g. ultra-religious) parties have "spiritual" leaders who have the sole responsibility of deciding candidates for elections.

Elections are held every 4 years, unless the Knesset or Prime Minister decides to call an election early (snap election). Also under certain circumstances elections maybe be postponed past 4 years . An example of this was the election for 8th Knesset which was postponed (for two months due to the Yom Kippur War) by a special majority in the Knesset. [1]

See also

References

  1. ^ "The Electoral System in Israel". 2009. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  • The Basic Law: The Knesset


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.