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Israel's General Election - Centrist Kadima party led by Tzipi Livni wins most seats

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by Cynic, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. Cynic

    Cynic JF-Expert Member

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    Counting is under way in Israel after polls closed in the country's snap general elections.

    Results are expected to be close, with preliminary exit polls giving the ruling Kadima Party 30 seats to 29 for the opposition Likud.

    Right-wing Yisrael Beitenu is forecast to be third, pushing Labour into an unprecedented fourth place.

    The first official results are not expected for several hours. Final results will come within days.

    Cheers erupted at Kadima's headquarters as the exit polls were announced on Israeli TV.

    Source - CBS

    Hatimaye strategy ya kuivamia Gaza imefanikiwa. Kadima walikwa nyuma sana kwenye opinion polls. Ni ushindi uliopatikana kwa damu ya wa Palestina
  2. Bladerunner

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    Fraud and violence have marred Israel's vote with rival factions accusing each other of conspiring to hijack the results of the Elections.

    Police arrested a woman in Jerusalem (al-Quds) after she entered a polling station with forged ballots allegedly belonging to Avigdor Lieberman's YIsrael Beiteinu faction.

    The woman confessed that she was asked to distribute the ballots at the entrance to the polling station.

    At another voting station in the city's David Yalin Street, a youth entered a polling station and turned over a table containing ballots.

    He also stole all of the ballots marked with the Hebrew letter "Gimmel" representing the United Torah Judaism faction, Haaretz reported on Tuesday.

    In another incident, supporters of Kadima and its ally Labor clashed with each other. Police arrested a Labor Party activist over the row.

    The Election Committee says it has received 68 complains about irregularities.

    The Meretz Party filed a complaint claiming that the name YIsrael Beiteinu Chairman Avigdor Lieberman was written on the back of its ballots in a polling station in Jerusalem in order to invalidate the ballots.

    YIsrael Beiteinu, complained that many polling stations had run out of the party's ballots and the National Union party claimed that its ballots were removed from a polling station in Bnei Brak, the Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot reported on its website on Tuesday.

    Kadima also reported attempts to tamper with the party's ballots in several cities including Ramat Gan, Ariel, Nes Ziona, Ofakim and Ashdod.

    The centrist party also claimed that several Likud activists who were seeking to tamper with Kadima's ballots were arrested by police in four polling stations in Kiryat Bialik.
  3. Azimio Jipya

    Azimio Jipya JF-Expert Member

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    Who ever wins ...

    Main challenge lie on how to deal with Hamas, Iran and the new US President who seem to yield to Iran and the islamic countries.
  4. Ibrah

    Ibrah JF-Expert Member

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    Ushindi wa Kadima (Mama Livni) ama Likud (Netanyahu) hautakuwa na nafuu yoyote kwa Mgaidi wa Hamas. Wote ni Waisrael na wako kwa maslahi ya Israel kwanza, tofauti za vyama hazina nafuu yoyote kwa adui wa Isarel ambaye hataki suluhu maana magaidai kama wa Hamas ndiyo wanawalazimisha Israel kuingia vitani.
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    Hawa ni wakubwa wa wizi wa kura hata tanzania wamewafundisha wao.