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Israel / Elec. #517804

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 01, 1981
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(Studio) Prime Min. Menahem Begin's Likud party said apparently most likely winner of Israeli election
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Elec. results between Begin and Labour party cand. Shimon Peres discussed; Begin noted beginning effort to form coalition government with meeting with religious party leader Yosef Burg. Details given. [PERES - comments on own efforts to form coalition.] Odds faced by Peres noted; implication of election results considered.
REPORTER: Arthur Kent

(Studio) Begin aide reported stating that Burg wants new elecs.; details given.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) United States reaction to Israeli election noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Lack of enthusiasm in administration over another Begin government

(Studio) Admin. said hoping closeness of election will relieve pressure on Begin.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

Chancellor, John;
Kalb, Bernard;
Kent, Arthur;
Mudd, Roger

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