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Israel Goes to the Polls

The Road to Elections for the Constituent Assembly, 1948–1949

Meir Chazan

sent by the Fighters List and was not approved. The soldiers voted with their identity cards and their army personnel numbers. The army set up about 200 polling booths throughout the country where soldiers were stationed. In order to avoid long lines

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Andrei Bazarov

Translator : Jenanne K. Ferguson

connected to the problem of preserving and reproducing the tradition. A Social Portrait of the Bearers of the Book Tradition Through polling, a small statistical sample was formed, which may assist in revealing a portrait of the average bearer of the

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Gianfranco Baldini and Guido Legnante

On 29 November and 13 December 1998, elections were held for

the renewal of fifty-eight municipal councils in towns comprising

more than 15,000 inhabitants, as well as of four provincial administrations.

The feature that most caught the attention of politicians

and commentators, apart from changes in the political balance of

the coalitions, was the turnout for these elections. For the first time

in the electoral history of republican Italy, non-voters in the provincial

elections in some cases amounted to more than 50 percent of

the electorate. Largely blamed for this fall in electoral participation

was the frequency with which voters had been recently called to

the polling booths; and this accelerated the process of modifying

the law on the direct election of the mayor, it being proposed,

amongst other things, that all the administrative elections should

be combined into a single annual round of voting.

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From proclamation to denial

Indigenous rights and political participation in Venezuela

Catherine Alès

the electoral base tends to be in favor of Chavism, as evidenced by the presidential election results in indigenous polling stations. The hope that had been placed in Hugo Chávez to champion their rights gave rise to high expectations on the part of