FULL LIST: The Parties and Candidates Running in Israel’s Election
As Israel’s April 9 election approaches, following are the lists of candidates for all major political parties, in order of their performance in recent public opinion polls. With a Thursday deadline to formally register party rosters in sight, possible mergers and changes are still on the table.
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Shas, Kulanu and the newly merged far-right list led by Habayit Hayehudi, National Union and Otzma Yehudit are expected to announce their Knesset tickets later on Wednesday. Likud and Labor, meanwhile, have several spots reserved for candidates selected personally by party leaders. These will also be finalized by Thursday.
A decision on a possible merger of Arab-majority parties Hadash and United Arab List-Balad is also pending.
File photo: Election campaign billboard shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Donald Trump in Tel Aviv, February 6, 2019.Ariel Schalit/AP
Blue and White
Benny Gantz and Yair LapidREUTERS/Amir Cohen/Nir Elias/File Photo
File photo: Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked before delivering a statement on their new political party, in Tel Aviv, December 29, 2018.Corinna Kern/Reuters
File photo: Avi Gabbay arrives to vote during the Labor primary in Tel Aviv, February 11, 2019.Jack Guez/AFP
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United Torah Judaism
File photo: Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman makes his way to the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, March 25, 2018.Marc Israel Sellem
File photo: Ahmad Tibi addresses a Ta’al party conference, on Friday 8, 2019.Ta’al spokesman
United Arab List-Balad
File photo: Hadash chairman Ayman Odeh at a party conference in Shfaram, February 1, 2019.Rami Shllush
File photo: Shas leader Arye Dery appearing in Bat Yam at the kickoff of his party’s election campaign, February 10, 2019.Ofer Vaknin
File photo: Meretz leader Tamar Zandberg and MKs Ilan Gilon and Michal Rozin at a campaign event in Tel Aviv, February 14, 2019.Tomer Appelbaum
Habayit Hayehudi-National Union-Otzma Yehudit
File photo: Yisrael Beiteinu leader Avigdor Lieberman at a campaign event in Ashkelon, southern Israel, February 19, 2019.Ilan Assayag
File photo: Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon gives a press conference in Tel Aviv, February 13, 2019.Jack Guez/AFP
File photo: MK Bezalel Smotrich at a political event in Jerusalem, February 4, 2019.Ilan Assayag
File photo: MK Orli Levi-Abekasis at a political event in Jerusalem, February 4, 2019.Ilan Assayag
File photo: Moshe Feiglin at a political event in Jerusalem, January 5, 2015.Emil Salman