Next Israeli legislative election
All 120 seats in the Knesset
61 seats needed for a majority
Legislative elections were expected to be held in Israel by no later than 11 November 2025 to elect the members of the twenty-fifth Knesset. However, in April 2022, MK Idit Silman quit the governing coalition, leaving it without a majority and raising the possibility of a fifth snap election in less than four years. On 20 June 2022, following several legislative defeats for the governing coalition in the Knesset, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Alternate Prime Minister Yair Lapid announced the introduction of a bill to dissolve the Knesset. Early elections are thus likely to be held on either 25 October or 1 November.
Two parties can sign a surplus vote agreement that allows them to compete for leftover seats as if they were running together on the same list. The Bader–Ofer method slightly favours larger lists, meaning that alliances are more likely to receive leftover seats than parties would be individually. If the alliance receives leftover seats, the Bader–Ofer calculation is applied privately, to determine how the seats are divided among the two allied lists.
The table below lists the parliamentary factions represented in the 24th Knesset.
For parties not crossing the electoral threshold (currently 3.25%) in any given poll, the number of seats is calculated as a percentage of the 120 total seats.
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