Low voter turnout for Israel's fourth election in two years

Voter turnout in Israel’s fourth parliamentary election in two years stood at 51.5 per cent at 6 pm (1600 GMT), four hours before the closing of polling stations, up to 4.8 percentage points lower than at the same hour in the previous elections, Israel’s Central Elections Committee reports. In the March 2020 and September 2019 parliamentary elections, voter turnout at 6 pm was 56.3 and 53.5 per cent, respectively. The low turnout so far – about midway between the opening of polling stations and their closing late Tuesday – steps up fears of voter fatigue in the country.

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