Israel’s Labor Party Wins Mock Election
JERUSALEM (AP) _ A high school whose mock elections have accurately predicted national results for 20 years handed a victory to the center-left Labor Party and left- wing factions this year.
At Blich High School in the Tel Aviv suburb of Ramat Gan, 575 juniors and seniors cast ballots as part of a civics project prior to Israel’s June 23 national elections.
Labor received 34.5 percent of Wednesday’s vote, said Vice Principal Ami Gilad. A joint slate of left-wing parties got 20.7 percent.
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir’s right-wing Likud bloc drew only 15.6 percent. Two far-right parties got 13.4 percent and 10 percent respectively, with the rest going to smaller parties.