Daily Israel Report

High School Elections Crown Lapid Victorious

Yair Lapid's Yesh Atid party might not be leading in the country's latest polls, but for Blich High School, Lapid is number one.
By Yoni Kempinski and Annie Lubin
First Publish: 12/7/2012, 6:14 AM

Yair Lapid's Yesh Atid party might not be leading in the country's latest polls, but for Blich High School in Ramat Gan, Lapid is number one. 

The school held mock elections for its two most senior grades and 27% of the students voted for Yesh Atid, with Likud Beytenu getting 25% of the vote, Labor getting 23%, Jewish Home with 11%, Tzipi Livni's party with 5%, Meretz with 4% and Shas with 3%.

The event attracted a few politicians, most notably Jewish Home's Naftali Bennett, who told students, "Today we begin a new way, where everyone has a place in the Jewish Home party. For someone who makes Kiddush even though he doesn't wear a kippah, for someone who believes tradition is important, someone who loves the country and the army - we are your home. We are the youngest party, the most diverse and the most combative. We will be the most senior and the largest party in the next Netanyahu government."