• Short Summary

    ISRAEL'S GENERAL ELECTION BROUGHT A HEAVY TURNOUT OF VOTERS TODAY (TUESDAY). POLLING WAS MORE ORDERLY?

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    ISRAEL'S GENERAL ELECTION BROUGHT A HEAVY TURNOUT OF VOTERS TODAY (TUESDAY). POLLING WAS MORE ORDERLY THAN USUAL, IN CONTRAST TO THE FIERY ELECTION CAMPAIGN THAT PRECEDED IT.

    ABOUT SIX HOURS BEFORE THE POLLS CLOSED SOME 60 PER CENT OF THE ELECTORATE HAD ALREADY CAST VOTES. BUT 75 TO 80 PER CENT TURNOUT WAS EXPECTED BY THE END OF THE DAY. COUNTING OF BALLOTS WAS TO START AT MIDNIGHT WITH UNOFFICIAL RESULTS BEING ANNOUNCED AROUND NOON TOMORROW. FINAL OFFICIALS RESULTS MAY TAKE A WEEK TO BE DELIVERED.

    MAIN CONTEST IS BETWEEN THE TWO LARGEST GROUPS IN THE OUTGOING PARLIAMENT - THE LABOUT ALIGNMENT HEADED BY PRIME MINISTER MR. LEVI ESHKOL AND THE RIGHT-CENTRE HERUTH-LIBERALS BLOCK LED BY MENACHEM BEIGIN. FORMER PRIME MINISTER, DAVID BENGURION, FIGHTS THE ELECTION AT THE HEAD OF A REBEL LABOUR GROUP, THE RAFI. THE 79-YEAR-OLD STATESMAN CAST HIS VOTE AT A VILLAGE IN THE NEGEV.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB9HYBFLS6Y6M8PEPIZ3SYBME0
    Media URN:
    VLVAB9HYBFLS6Y6M8PEPIZ3SYBME0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/11/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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