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Israeli Legislative Election, 1977 Jesse Russell

Israeli Legislative Election, 1977

Jesse Russell

Published June 3rd 2012
ISBN : 9785510782004
Paperback
74 pages
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Elections for the ninth Knesset were held on 17 May 1977. For the first time in Israeli political history, the right-wing, led by Likud, won the election, ending almost 30 years of rule by the left-wingMoreHigh Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Elections for the ninth Knesset were held on 17 May 1977. For the first time in Israeli political history, the right-wing, led by Likud, won the election, ending almost 30 years of rule by the left-wing Alignment and its predecessor, Mapai. The dramatic shift in Israeli politics caused by the outcome led to it becoming known as the revolution (Hebrew:, HaMahapakh), a phrase coined by TV anchor Haim Yavin when he announced the election results live on television with the words Ladies and gentlemen - a revolution! (Hebrew: ! -, Gvirotai veRabotai - Mahapakh!). The election saw the beginning of a period lasting almost two decades where the left- and right-wing blocs held roughly equal amounts of seats in the Knesset.