Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Israel Elections Underway

The polls are open and first reports indicate that the turnout rate is at near record lows. The lower the turnout rate the worse it traditionally is for leftwing parties and frontrunners. Only time will tell, so stay tuned for regular MZ election updates throughout the day and night.

A rundown for you of who the parties are:

Ale Yarok - Homosexual, drug legalization party
Green Party - Environmental Peacenik party
Israel Our Home - Russian immigrant party - leans right, favors some land concessions
Kadima - The frontrunner party. Favors massive expulsion of Jews from Judea/Samaria
Labor - Socialist, favors massive expulsions of Jews from Judea/Samaria
Likud - fiscal conservatives, favor massive expulsion of Jews from Judea/Samaria
Meretz - Palestinian rights party, favors all concessions including right-of-return
National Union/NRP - True national zionist party. Opposes all concessions to arabs.
National Jewish Front - Fiercely nationalist. Will not compromise with moslems.
Shas - Sephardic Hareidi
Shinui - Anti-religious party, libertarian economically
United Arab List – Seek the destruction of Israel and creation of an islamic state
United Torah Judaism - Ashkenazi Hareidi

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