Arab Votes for the 21st Knesset

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Arab turnout for the vote was the lowest in a decade – only 49% participated in the elections for the 21st Knesset. Arik Rudnitzky summarizes

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Only 49.1% of Arab-Israeli citizens participated in the elections for the 21st Knesset. The highest voter turnout was in the Northern District (51.8%), and the lowest rate was among the Negev Bedouin (37.3%). In total, the two Arab parties won 10 seats: Hadash-Ta'al won 6 seats and the Ra’am-Balad won 4. The two Arab parties won 71.4% of the Arab vote, while the Jewish parties won 28.6% of the votes, mainly Meretz (8.7%) and Blue and White (8.2%).

Election turnout, 1999-2019

Arab sector turnout, 2019 elections

Arab and Druze, turnout 49.2%

Northern District, turnout 52.0%

Galilee Bedouin, turnout 38.7%

Druze, turnout 56.6%

Christians, turnout 55.7%

The Triangle, turnout 49.9%

Northern Triangle, turnout 42.4%

Southern Triangle, turnout 60.0%

Jerusalem District, turnout 41.5%

Negev Bedouin, turnout 37.5%

Bedouin townships, turnout 42.3%

Bedouin villages of regional councils, turnout 42.6%

Bedouin tribes, turnout 25.5%

Turnout of Arab residents in Mixed Jewish-Arab Cities

Arab parties achievements

Breakdown of Arab parties vote

*Arab contribution to Jewish Parties

* The percentage of votes received by the Jewish parties in the Arab and Druze communities out of the total votes received by these parties in the elections.