The Knesset (Israeli Parliament) in session
Israel has a parliamentary system, in which the head of the legislature is also the chief executive (i.e. the Prime Minister).
The President of Israel is a largely ceremonial office.
Proportional Representational System
Israel’s election system is a proportional representational system, in which parties are rewarded the number of seats proportional to the number of votes it receives. This system uses a closed-list, in which voters vote for a party, as opposed to specific candidates running within any party. Some parties use a primary to determine their lists, while others announce their lists. There are also no constituencies, where an elected representative serves a particular region.
3.25% Electoral Threshold
Multi-party Coalition Government