Knesset election 2003: Why Likud regained its political domination and labor continued to fade out

Don Peretz, Rebecca Kook, Gideon Doron

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Abstract

The January 2003 Israeli elections for the 16th Knesset marked the resurgence of the Likud Party and an electoral disaster for Labor. The elections also marked a return to the old system under which the Prime Minister is chosen from the dominant party rather than elected directly, as had been the case in recent elections. The 2003 vote came in the midst of continuing confrontations with the Palestinian Authority and followed the special election of 2001 in which Ariel Sharon had been chosen as Prime Minister. The article analyzes the 2003 results and their implications for Israeli politics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)588-604
Number of pages17
JournalThe Middle East Journal
Volume57
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2003

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