Thursday, May 03, 2012

Setting Election Dates (1984)

Dry Bones
April 22 1984

(1984) Dry Bones cartoon:Democracy, Israel, America, Labor Party, Likud, Kadima, Public Opinion, Elections, 1984,Today's Golden Oldie is from back in 1984. In America, elections are boringly on schedule. Here in Israel, picking the right date is part of the political process, and as I write this, we're at it again!

According to Ynet News:

Likud seeks September 4 elections
Coalition chair submits official motion for Knesset's dissolution; Opposition prefers September 16

"Coalition Chairman MK Zeev Elkin (Likud) filed an official motion for the dissolution of the 18th Knesset on Wednesday.
Likud officials told Ynet that the part will now push for elections on Tuesday, September 4.
Opposition Chairman Shaul Mofaz (Kadima) however, is pushing for Sunday, September 16 and election day.
Accordingly, the Knesset is likely to end its term next week.
Earlier, Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin said that bills proposing to dissolve the Knesset will be put to a vote on Monday."

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