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The Elections for the eighth Knesset were held on 31 December 1973. Voter turnout was 76.9%

Results

Party Votes % Seats at start
of session
Seats at end
of session
Alignment 1 4 5 6 621,183 39.6% 51 49
Likud 2 473,309 30.2% 39 40
National Religious Party 130,349 8.3% 10 10
Religious Torah Front 3 60,012 3.8% 5 0
Independent Liberals 2 56,560 3.6% 4 3
Rakah 53,353 3.4% 4 4
Ratz 1 35,023 2.2% 3 2
Progress and Development 4 22,604 1.4% 2 0
Moked 22,147 1.4% 1 1
Arab List for Bedouin and Villagers 4 16,408 1.0% 1 0
Black Panthers 13,332 0.9% 0 0
Kach 12,811 0.8% 0 0
Meri 10,469 0.7% 0 0
Movement for Social Equality 10,202 0.7% 0 0
Cooperation and Brotherhood 9,949 0.6% 0 0
Blue White Panthers 5,945 0.4% 0 0
Brotherhood Movement 4,433 0.3% 0 0
Israeli Arab List 3,269 0.2% 0 0
Yemenite List 3,195 0.2% 0 0
Socialist Revolution List 1,201 0.1% 0 0
Popular Movement 1,101 0.1% 0 0
Total 1,566,855 100% 120 109
United Arab List 4 - - 0 3
Agudat Yisrael 3 - - 0 3
Poalei Agudat Yisrael 3 - - 0 2
Independent Socialist Faction 1 - - 0 2
Mordechai Ben-Porat 5 - - 0 1
Ya'ad – Civil Rights Movement 1 - - 0 0
Mapam 6 - - 0 0
Total 120 120

1 Aryeh Eliav left the Alignment and merged with Ratz to form Ya'ad - Civil Rights Movement. The new party later broke up when Eliav and Marcia Freedman left to set up the Independent Socialist Faction, whilst Shulamit Aloni and Boaz Moav returned to Ratz.

2 Hillel Seidel defected from the Independent Liberals to Likud.

3 The Religious Torah Front broke up into Agudat Yisrael and Poalei Agudat Yisrael.

4 Progress and Development and the Arab List for Bedouins and Villagers merged into the Alignment (with which they were already associated) before breaking away to form the United Arab List.

5 Mordechai Ben-Porat broke away from the Alignment and remained a single MK.

6 Mapam broke away from the Alignment but rejoined it soon after.

The Eighth Knesset

Golda Meir of the Alignment formed the sixteenth government on 10 March 1974, including the National Religious Party and the Independent Liberals in her coalition, with 22 ministers. Meir resigned on 11 April 1974 after the Agranat Commission had published its interim report on the Yom Kippur War.

The Alignment's Yitzhak Rabin formed the seventeenth government on 3 June 1974, including Ratz, the Independent Liberals, Progress and Development and the Arab List for Bedouins and Villagers. The new government had 19 ministers. The National Religious Party joined the coalition on 30 October and Ratz left on the 6 November, by which time there were 21 ministers.

The government resigned on 22 December 1976, after ministers of the National Religious Party were sacked because the party had abstained from voting on a motion of no confidence, which had been brought by Agudat Yisrael over a breach of the Sabbath on an Israeli Air Force base.

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