Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Israeli Elections

Today, well (last night) marked the end of what was a turning point in Israeli history. Israeli elections came to a close and interim Prime Minister Ehud Olmert (who took office after former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was incapacitated by a massive stroke that took place late January) won the election with a total of 29-31 (polls offer different numbers) seats in the 17th Knesset, or parliament. The other major parties with seats are:

Labor party (left wing) - 20 seats
Shaas- 13 seats (religious party)
Likud- 11 seats (right wing)
Pensioners- 7 seats (senior citizens party)

the green leaf party (those in favor of legalizing marijuana) did not get any seats in Knesset. For more info, please check: here or here.


Blogger G-D SQUAD said...

Yeah, too bad the עלה ירוק people didn't get any seats. That would have been interesting.

Wed Mar 29, 11:57:00 PM 2006  

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