- Title: Israeli soldiers vote in national election
- Date: 17th September 2019
- Summary: SHOMERA, ISRAEL (SEPTEMBER 17, 2019) (REUTERS) ISRAELI SOLDIER ARRIVING TO VOTE AT POLLING STATION IN ARMY BASE SOLDIERS WORKING AT POLLING STATION LISTING DETAILS SOLDIER CASTING BALLOT AND LEAVING SOLDIER BEHIND POLLING STATION BOOTH SOLDIER PUTTING BALLOT INSIDE ENVELOPE SOLDIER GOING TO VOTING BOOTH SOLDIER CASTING BALLOT SOLDIER APPROACHING VOTING BOOTH SOLDIERS IN LINE TO VOTE VARIOUS OF SOLDIER LISTING SOLDIERS IN ARMY BASE MILITARY VEHICLE DRIVING AND SOLDIER WALKING OUTSIDE ARMY BASE
- Embargoed: 1st October 2019 13:10
- Keywords: Israel election soldiers voting army base
- Location: SHOMERA, ISRAEL
- City: SHOMERA, ISRAEL
- Country: Israel
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA001AX1PRGN
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Israeli soldiers cast ballots on Tuesday (September 17) in Israel's national election, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu battled for his political survival in the final hours of the close-run ballot.
Opinion polls put former armed forces chief Benny Gantz's centrist Blue and White party neck-and-neck with Netanyahu's right-wing Likud, and suggest the far-right Yisrael Beiteinu party could emerge as kingmaker in coalition talks.
Prohibited by law from campaigning on mainstream media, party leaders took to social networks to mobilise support.
Describing a possible outcome if his supporters did not vote for him, Netanyahu wrote on Twitter: "High voting percentage in left-wing strongholds. Voting percentages low in right-wing strongholds. Disaster!"
Over 600 polling stations opened in army bases across Israel since Saturday (September 14) allowing soldiers to cast ballots over several days.
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