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  11/5/2012, Cheshvan 20, 5773

Ban Sought on Polls about Knesset Primaries


Leah Fadida, a candidate for a spot on the Labor party Knesset list, demanded, Monday, that Chairman Elyakim Rubinstein of the Central Elections Committee issue a ban on the conducting and publishing of surveys relating to the Knesset race.

In a letter to Justice Rubinstein, Fadida wrote that polls mention only some of the names of the candidates, harming the chances of the others. She demanded the ban because it would be impossible for survey takers to mention as many as 80 names that appear on a ballot. Realizing the difficulties involved in such a prohibition, she said it was worse for a poll taker to ignore someone on the primary ballot.