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We’re number one: Israel leads world in elections since 1996

A graph showing the average number of elections in various countries since 1996. (Israel Democracy Institute)
A graph showing the average number of elections in various countries since 1996. (Israel Democracy Institute)

Israel leads the world in frequency of elections since 1996, according to data compiled by the Israel Democracy Institute.

Between 1996 and 2022, Israel held an election every 2.40 years — more regularly than Greece (2.53), Spain (2.96), Canada (3.04), the UK (3.77) and Italy (4.38).

Israel was in seventh place until April 2019 when it began the cycle of what will be five elections in under four years.

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