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Israeli Elections #48595

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 17, 1977
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(Studio) Early projections indicate rightist Likud party may win plurality of parliamentary seats in Israel's elections being held today. Labor party is now in power and has been since Israel's formation.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Tel Aviv, Israel) 3 major ptys. in election are Likud, led by veteran pol. Menahem Begin, Labor, led by acting Prime Min. Shimon Peres and new Democrat Mvt. for Change headed by Yigal Yadin. [BEGIN - says this is Likud's best chance to come out ahead.] Voters' main concern seems to be amts. of possible return of Arab land for peace. Possibilities in forming new government, depending on election outcome, noted.
REPORTER: Bill Seamans

(Studio) It's expected to take hours to tabulate votes.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Reasoner, Harry;
Seamans, Bill

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