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posted 22 March 2006 05:14 AM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Arab parties battle to stay in the Knesset

Parties representing Israeli Arabs in the Knesset will be struggling to maintain their parliamentary presence in the face of voter frustration, competition from the main Zionist parties such as Labour, and a call by Islamists to boycott next Tuesday's election.

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA), one of the two biggest Arab parties, with only three Knesset seats, has launched a concerted effort to persuade Arab Israeli citizens to vote for any of the four Arab parties in an effort to maintain or even improve their current total of eight (out of 120) Knesset members.

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