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Voters across Israel cast their ballots
Ynet reporters
Published: 22.01.13, 15:11
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1. elections
Dovid ,   Haifa   (01.22.13)
אני הצבעתי. אני מאחל לכל הצלחת בארץ!
2. The PM will Remain the PM I think !.
Arn. ,   Sweden.   (01.22.13)
God bless Israel !, Arn.Sweden.
3. May you have better luck in the matter than we did
Cameron ,   USA   (01.22.13)
4. #3 - who did you vote for? I voted LIkud!
michael redbourn ,   Arad Israel   (01.22.13)
5. Election
Mazzuchelli ,   Iowa, USA   (01.22.13)
Good luck to Bibi & to the people of Israel. Our prayers are with you.
6. MOFAZ 100%
AVNER ,   ISRAEL   (01.22.13)
7. #1:-)
mark ,   ca   (01.22.13)
Good for you! Now it's a time to improve your Hebrew!
8. showing ID to vote?
John ,   NY NY   (01.22.13)
In the US, that would be considered by the left as a way to suppress the vote and a poll tax. Good for Israel for employing common sense!
9. why did nobody take pictures of me when I cast my ballot
zionist forever   (01.22.13)
Well Bibi has just got another vote but surprisingly nobody took any photographs of me when I put my envelope in the box. Just hope the left don't make to many gains all Labor needs is another 6- 7 without Netanyahu making any significant gains and it will be close enough for Peres to give Shelly first shot at forming a leftist coalition.
10. The goal is to keep religious parties out of the government.
Michael ,   California, USA   (01.22.13)
11. I second that.
Jon ,   Texas   (01.22.13)
12. Elections
Nancy ,   L.A., U.S.A   (01.22.13)
Israel has been blessed with a great leader; Benjamin Netanyahu (unlike the one we elected in America). I pray that God will give the nation of Israel wisdom in whom they will elect. Peace & God's Blessing for the Nation of Israel!
13. Sad
Andrew ,   Austin, TX   (01.22.13)
I find it sad that this is front page news for me. 5 million Israeli voters get to decide the fate of not just themselves but hundreds of millions if not billions of others who pay for their country.I love Israel and have been there many times, but for heavens sake, when will this umbilical cord be cut? At least with a welfare recipient there is hope of then someday getting a job. We will never get a dime of this money back.
14. 3
zionist forever   (01.22.13)
In your system there isn't enough choice of parties to vote for but you do at least have a a stable government that lasts for a fixed term. Israel has to much choice so the system doesn't work properly and end result is unstable coalition based governments that only survive an average of 2.5 years.
15. #13
mark ,   ca   (01.22.13)
"..At least with a welfare recipient there is hope of then someday getting a job...".Slim chance to none.You have generations sitting on welfare.Israeli voters decide their own future and not the fate of billions of others.You should worry more about the one who was elected by imbeciles for second term.We are not talking adout dimes anymore...
16. Who didn't vote today, has no right to complain! Go Bibi!!
17. Roman Edifice
James ,   Canada   (01.22.13)
I just with the PM--and the rest of Jewry--would realize they're praying to a damn wall, and a ROMAN edifice at that, and turn to the God of their fathers! Oh that you would remember the words of Moses recorded in the book of Deuteronomy and the admonition of Joshua.
18. Election
Tel Aviv Marine ,   Oregon, USA   (01.22.13)
At least Israel knows how to elect competent leadership. Here in the U.S. we seem (temporarily) lost our way...
19. Do you vote for PM or Just for parties?
BG ,   west palm beach   (01.22.13)
Sorry for being ignorant but I dont understand how this works? If Bibis party wins then he stays as PM? You dont have an election for PM specifically? Sorry I am a dumb american.
20. Finally I voted Bibi
Yossef   (01.22.13)
It was a nice day in Baka/J'lem, the sun shined and people were excited. Israel is a wonderful democracy. I pray also for a strong Israel, we need it , especially now.
21. #19 Here it is
Yossef   (01.22.13)
22. Good luck to Israel
Borislava ,   Sofia, Bulgaria   (01.22.13)
Good luck to Netanyahu! All the best and for the sparring (across the political spectrum)
23. #19 Just for parties
Logic ,   Israel   (01.22.13)
1996, 1999, and 2001 were the only elections where the voters could vote with two separate entities: one for a PM and one for any party. We're back to the traditional system where the voter votes for a party only, but the leaders of the parties try hard to run as if the choice were between leaders and not between parties. Simple enough? :)
24. #21 thank you- Good Luck Bibi from the US
bg ,   west palm beach   (01.22.13)
I wish BIBI could run for the president of the US. He is a true leader.
25. ballot
DavidR ,   USA   (01.22.13)
I am pleased that Y-Net included a ballot in the article. Although I can't vote in Israel elections I did spiritually by clicking on Likud/Beiteinu. It is a form of prayer! I hope you folks don't mind. I am only expressing my heart.
26. I still dont get how pm is selected ...
bg ,   west palm beach   (01.22.13)
Please help. I understand how the seats are distributed but how does the PM get selected?
27. #26
Logic ,   Israel   (01.22.13)
Each party has their own system of naming a party leader well before the national election, often by primaries. Usually the largest party after national elections is given the first chance to form a coalition government by the President. If successful in forming a coalition, the party leader of the largest party then becomes Prime Minister.
28. my vote
david ,   jerusalem   (01.22.13)
I voted for calcala and i cant wait untill there is real change in our country
29. Logic- Thank you.
Brad ,   west palm   (01.22.13)
So does the president do anything or is he just kinda for show?
30. re: religious
rob ,   toronto, canada   (01.22.13)
Best thing is to keep you out of the country. Live there then give advise.
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