February 10, 2009

Israel Goes to the Polls

EARLY VOTER turnout in Israel's general election Tuesday was heavier than expected, standing at 34 percent of the electorate by 2 P.M.

In contrast, only 31 percent of voters had cast ballots by the same point during the last election in 2006. If the voter turnout remains constant throughout the day, the final rate could reach 69 percent, as opposed to 63.5 percent in the 2006 vote.

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