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Israel Holds First National Election, 1949

On This Day in Jewish History: January 25, 1949

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#onthisday, 1949, the State of Israel holds its first national elections with 86.9% voter turnout, electing the left wing Mapai-led coalition and David Ben Gurion to lead the nation's first Knesset as Prime Minister.

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Sources & Further Readings:

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1949_Israeli_Constituent_Assembly_election

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elections_in_Israel#History

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knesset#:~:text=As%20the%20legislative%20branch%20of,Knesset%20elects%20the%20state%20comptroller.

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