Labor wins vote — at the Hebrew University

The Likud-affiliated Gilad Aviv won 14 seats. The remaining 16 seats were taken by left-wing independents.

Campus activists attributed the turnaround to a protest vote over Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu's victory last week in the national elections for prime minister.

Prime Minister Shimon Peres' office invited the winners to meet with Peres so he could personally convey his congratulations.