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To select the party for which to vote, among the more than thirty, is not an easy task. In many cases there is an overlap of policies which complicates the choice. Even if one has decided at which end of the political spectrum lies ones principle view of what would best serve the country, there are always one or two declared policies that one cannot easily accept. On the other hand there are electors who choose the party because it declares one policy which is closest to their heart but they ignore all others. For instance when a party’s social and pension policies are deemed excellent, but in all other respects they are considered too extreme. Others erroneously believe they are voting for a Prime Minister. Unfortunately, as you will hear in the programme, we are many diverse tribes and each one insists on having a party.
And: Totally different variables determine the choice of the Israeli Arabs, as a survey shows. That will be discussed in Part two.
Also: To get away from politics, there is music from the era of Walter’s teenage years ! We hope you enjoy that.