World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Assembly of Representatives election, 1931

Article Id: WHEBN0034747867
Reproduction Date:

Title: Assembly of Representatives election, 1931  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Elections in Israel, Palestinian Legislative Council election, 1923, Israeli legislative election, 1961, Israeli legislative election, 1959, Israeli legislative election, 1981
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Assembly of Representatives election, 1931

This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Israel

Elections to the Assembly of Representatives were held in Mandate Palestine on 5 January 1931.[1] Mapai emerged as the largest party.

Electoral system

Voter choice was limited by ethnic groups; Ashkenazi Jews could only vote for Ashkenazi lists, whilst Sephardic Jews and Yemenite Jews were similarly constrained.[1] A total of 18 lists contested the election.[1]

Campaign

The elections were boycotted by Agudat Yisrael in protest at women being allowed to vote and the Yishuv's approach to religious education and ritual slaughter.[1]

Results

Party Votes % Seats
Mapai 21,497 43.5 27
Revisionists 8,069 16.3 10
Mizrachi-Hapoel HaMizrachi 4,107 8.3 5
General Zionists 2,841 5.7 5
Sephardic Bloc 2,301 4.7 6
Sephardic Revisionists 2,121 4.3 5
Women's Association 1,861 3.8 3
Sephardic Workers 1,653 3.3 4
Yemenites 1,515 3.1 3
Poale Zion 902 1.8 1
Borochov Workers 891 1.8 1
Hashomer Hatzair 812 1.6 1
Proletarian List 524 1.1 0
Artisans Group 352 0.7 0
Sephardic Poale Zion 28 0.1 0
Sephardic Borochov Workers 1 0.0 0
Middle Class Association 0
Hitahdut HaIkarim 0
Invalid/blank 961
Total 50,436 100 71
Registered voters/turnout 75,046 67.2
Source: UNISPAL

Aftermath

Following its election, the Assembly elected the 23-member Jewish National Council. Of the 23 elected members, 11 were from Mapai, four from the Sephardim Bloc, three from Mizrachi, three from the General Zionists and two from smaller parties.[1] The Revisionists refused to join the Council on the basis that the Assembly refused to pass three resolutions it presented on not taking part in the Legislative Council, overturning the decision of the Jewish Agency to take part in a round table conference or to not send members to negotiate with the British government.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f Report by His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the Council of the League of Nations on the Administration of Palestine and Trans-Jordan for the Year 1930 UNISPAL
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.