Israel Votes; Big Turnout

Despite talk about apathy in Israel, voters are turing out in droves for today’s election.

As of 14:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, some 34 percent of the 5.2 million people eligible to vote had cast their ballots at the 9,263 polling places, the Jerusalem Post said.

The elction is really between the centrist Tzipi Zivni and the far right Benjamin Netanyahu.

Netanyahu is favored to win by a slim majority.

Echoing Barack Obama, Netanyahu said, “The people want change, and today they will choose change.” 

“Those who want a new way will focus around the Likud and around me,” he said.

Related:
CNN:
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/meas
t/02/10/israel.elections.polls/index.html

Jerusalem Post:
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?ci
d=1233304735433&pagename=JPost%2F
JPArticle%2FShowFull

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