22 January 2013
120 members total. Coalition of 61 to gain control:
31 Likud Yisrael Beiteinu Benjamin Netanyahu 884,631 23.32% 31 (Right Wing Hawks)
19 Yesh Atid Yair Lapid 543,280 14.32% (New Political Party: Centrist)
15 Labor Party Shelly Yachimovich 432,083 11.39% (Lefty Social Democratic)
12 The Jewish Home Naftali Bennett 345,935 9.12% (Ultra-Nationalists)
11 Shas Eli Yishai 331,800 8.75% (Ultra-Orthodox)
7 United Torah Judaism Yaakov Litzman 196,038 5.17% (Ultra-Orthodox)
6 Hatnuah Tzipi Livni 189,168 4.99% (Kadima Dissadents)
6 Meretz Zahava Gal-On 172,382 4.54% (Zionist/Socialist/pro-Peace)
4 United Arab List–Ta'al Ibrahim Sarsur 138,362 3.65% (Arab Nationalist)
4 Hadash Mohammad Barakeh 113,610 3.00% (Jewish and Arab Socialist Front)
3 Balad Jamal Zahalka 96,926 2.56% (Secular/Equality)
2 Kadima Shaul Mofaz 79,487 2.09% (Centrist-Liberal)
Yesh Atid came 2nd in their first election and reflect a shift to the left.
Yesh Atid (Hebrew: יש עתיד, usually translated There is a Future or Future Party) is a centrist Israeli political party founded by former journalist Yair Lapid in 2012. Running for election in 2013, Yesh Atid placed second in the general election, winning 19 seats in the 120-seat Knesset.
In the application submitted to the party registrar, Lapid listed the party's eight goals. According to this statement, the goals of the party are:
Changing the priorities in Israel, with an emphasis on civil life - education, housing, health, transport and policing, as well as improving the condition of the middle class.
Changing the system of government.
Equality in education and the draft - all Israeli school students must be taught essential classes, all Israelis will be drafted into the Army, and all Israeli citizens will be encouraged to seek work, including the ultra-Orthodox sector and the Arab sector.
Fighting political corruption, including corruption in government in the form of institutions like “Minister without portfolio”, opting for a government of 18 ministers at most, fortifying the rule of law and protecting the status of the High Court of Justice.
Growth and economic efficiency - creating growth engines as a way of fighting poverty, combating red tape, removing barriers, improving the transportation system, reducing the cost of living and housing costs, and improving social mobility through assistance to small businesses.
Legislation of Education Law in cooperation with teachers' unions, eliminating most of the matriculation exams, raising the differential education index and increasing school autonomy.
Enact a constitution to regulate tense relations between population groups in Israel.
Striving for peace according to an outline of "two states for two peoples", while maintaining the large Israeli settlement blocs and ensuring the safety of Israel.