Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Yes, Yesha Votes Also Meretz

Some 163,000 people voted in settlements in the West Bank out of a total of 206,000 eligible voters, an 80% rate of voter turnout.

In the last Knesset election in 2013, Naftali Bennet and Habayit Hayehudi received 41,000 votes in the settlements, and Likud received 27,000. Despite the fierce competition on the right side of the political map, Habayit Hayehudi received almost the exact same number of votes, about 41,000; though this represented a drop in its overall percentage since many more voters turned out in the 2015 election.

Eli Yishai’s extreme right-wing Yahad party received 15,770 votes in the settlements, 4,500 more than its predecessor Otzma Leyisrael received in 2013.

United Torah Judaism received 27,000 votes and Shas 11,800, mostly from voters in the large Haredi cities in the West Bank.

Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid party received 4.75% of the vote in the settlements,down from 6.5% in the previous election.

Yisrael Beiteinu, the party headed by Avigdor Lieberman, who lives in the settlement of Nokdim, received 4,500 votes, some 2.2% of total. In Nokdim itself, Yisrael Beiteinu got only 119 votes, about 15%. Habayit Hayehudi and Likud both scored many more votes there.

Meretz even preserved its support in the settlements, about half a percent of the voting public, with 1,114 votes. Most of these votes came from Har Adar, Kfar Oranim, Oranit and the settlements in the northern Dead Sea region.

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