Jan 22: Israel goes to the polls

Published on Tuesday, 22 January 2013 by Webmaster

Jan 22: Israel goes to the polls
Israeli leaders across the country headed to the polls early Tuesday morning, encouraging citizens to exercise their right to vote, while making sure to nudge them in the direction of their own parties.

Israel’s fate for up to the next four years will be decided today as 10,132 polling stations nationwide opened at 7 a.m. and will close at 10 p.m. Some 5,656,705 voters will be eligible to choose among 32 parties.

Israel's number one citizen, President Shimon Peres, was one of the first to cast a ballot after arriving at a polling station in Jerusalem.
"You can hesitate over who to vote for, but don't hesitate to vote," Peres said.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara on Tuesday morning voted at the polling station near their home in Jerusalem's Rehavia neighborhood.

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