Arab municipal elections dependent on family connections, not ideology

17.10.2013                      13.Cheschwan.5774

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Arab municipal elections dependent on family connections, not ideology

Israeli-Arab TAU lecturer tells Post to expect high turn out for municipal elections in Arab towns, villages.

Arab towns and villages are likely to have a higher turnout in next week’s municipal elections, compared to Jewish areas. However, unlike Jewish areas, where votes are seen as based on ideology, party, or the experience and skills of the candidates, Arab areas tend to vote for candidates based on family or hamula (“clan”) connections….