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      Archive: 12/12/2012
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        12/12/2012, Kislev 28, 5773

      Knesset Seeks Equal Campaign Financing for Parties


      The Knesset Finance Committee approved a budget of 106 million shekels for the 34 different parties taking part in the 19th Knesset elections. The concept is to level the playing field so that every party, regardless of how large or well-established  the party is. According to the he Knesset - Research and Information Center, "the law concerning non-public contributions is extremely strict and limiting. The basic principle behind this policy is the principle of equal opportunity for the various lists running in the elections."

      On Wednesday Members of Knesset discussed the auditing procedure to ensure fair and equal use of the earmarked budget for election material.  Elections will be held on January 22nd.