Israel Election: Despite Bright Polls, Small Parties Fear Voter Apathy

Low voter turnout in Israel's election on Tuesday worries four parties fighting to stay in Knesset

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In the last election, in March of last year, 149,177 turned out to be the magic number of votes needed for a party to pass the electoral threshold of 3.25 percent of the total votes cast and get into the Knesset. On Tuesday, at least four parties that are currently in the Knesset will be struggling to stay there. If even one of them fails to meet the threshold, it could dramatically affect each camp’s likelihood of being able to form the next government.

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