Netanyahu's government fell apart after a vote of no confidence, which led to elections being called in 1999 and Likud losing power to the One Israel coalition led by Ehud Barak.
A member of the party is called a Likudnik (Hebrew: by an alliance of several right-wing parties prior to the 1973 elections—Herut, the Liberal Party, the Free Centre, the National List, and the Movement for Greater Israel.
Herut had been the nation's largest right-wing party since growing out of the Irgun in 1948.
Begin was able to form a government with the support of the religious parties, consigning the left-wing to opposition for the first time since independence.
A former leader of the hard-line paramilitary Irgun, Begin helped initiate the peace process with Egypt, which resulted in the 1978 Camp David Accords and the 1979 Egypt–Israel Peace Treaty.
Likud made a strong showing in its first elections in 1973, reducing the Alignment's lead to 12 seats.
The party went on to win the 1977 elections, finishing 11 seats ahead of the Alignment.It worked as a coalition under Herut's leadership until 1988, when the member parties merged into a single party under the Likud name.From its establishment in 1973, Likud enjoyed great support from blue-collar Sephardim who felt discriminated against by the ruling Alignment.Evogene has its main offices and compound of laboratories in Rehovot, Israel, the company also has greenhouses and other plant growing sites throughout Israel.The company cooperates with some of the leading seed companies around the world, among them, Syngenta, Du Pont, Monsanto and Bayer Crop Science, in order to develop and commercialize its technology.However, after ruling the country for most of the 1980s, the party lost the Knesset election in 1992.