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Graybeards Pull Off Israel Election Upset


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/graybeards_pull_off_israel_election_upset_20060407

Israeli politics were shaken to their core by dark horse newcomers belonging to a party few had heard of. Close to a quarter of a million Israelis voted for the Pensioners Party, also known as GIL (age), a party run by nonpoliticians that didn't even exist three months ago; a party founded only after the regular political parties ignored the pleas of its constituents and relegated their demands low on the totem poll.

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