It’s been thirty years since the Israeli center-left won a Knesset election outright. Back then, in June 1992, Labor won 44 seats and the newly-created Meretz had 12. Together with three seats for Hadash and two for the Democratic Arab Party, they had the majority they needed to block another Likud government. Fast-forward to 2022, and Haaretz’s Hebrew poll tracker shows both Labor and Meretz with five seats each. Three decades ago, the two parties won a combined total of 56 seats. Now they’re down to 10.
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