Plato Sharon

Development & Peace

Plato Sharon

Founded in 1977

Shmuel Plato Sharon submitted his candidacy for the Ninth Knesset in 1977 in order to avoid being extradited to France, where he was indicted for misappropriation of funds and fraud. In the election campaign, he described himself as a successful businessman who could solve economic problems. Unexpectedly, Plato Sharon received two Knesset seats. But, since he was the sole candidate on his list, he served as a Knesset member of a party of one. Two years after his election, the Knesset removed his immunity in the face of an indictment filed against him for election bribes. He was convicted in 1981 and was sentenced to nine months imprisonment. In the elections for the 10th Knesset he ran again, posing the famous question “What have you done for the State?” However, he failed to pass the electoral threshold.

Election Year Votes Count Number Of Seats Share Of Votes List Of Candidates Platform
1981 10,823 - 0.6 Candidates Candidates
1977 35,049 1 2.0 Candidates Candidates

Note that the lists of candidates in this table are in Hebrew.

Shmuel Plato Sharon