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Israeli Army Soldiers Cast Votes Early in Keenest Elections


Wed 17 Mar 2021 | 03:53 PM
Ahmed Moamar

Today, Wednesday morning, the voting process in the elections for the 24th Knesset began at the Israeli army bases, according to what was reported by the Hebrew channel "Makan".

The channel added that the number of electoral lists registered to run in the Knesset elections is 39 lists.

The Israeli channel indicated that usually soldiers begin voting two days before the elections, but this time due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and the desire to prevent overcrowding in the polling stations, it was decided to start the voting process 6 days before the elections.

The Channel pointed out that the Central Elections Committee issued instructions to enable Corona patients and others who are under quarantine to cast their votes in special polling stations to transport them to these centers by private cars.

It is noteworthy that the voting process in the Israeli diplomatic representations outside Israel was the first to participate in the electoral vote and it ended a few days ago.

This is the fourth election in Israel in less than two years.

The head of the United Arab List, Mansour Abbas, announced that he would be ready to speak with the parties opposing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after the elections scheduled for this March.

Six days before the general elections in Israel, Abbas demanded Gideon Sa'ar, a dissident from the "Likud" party, to stop presenting the United Arab List as part of Netanyahu's party bloc.

Makan pointed out that representatives of all opposition parties are in contact with MP  Mansour Abbas to reveal his destination after the upcoming elections.

These contacts come in light of the strengthening of the standing of the United Arab List in opinion polls.

On the other hand, Netanyahu pledged that he would not form a government dependent on MP Mansour Abbas "because he opposes Zionism." Netanyahu assured that the candidate for religious Zionism Itamar bin Gvir will not be part of the government but from the government coalition.