Thursday, December 23, 2004

"Voting is a right and that right is yours."

From a poster outside a Palestinian polling place. In a run-up to the Jan. 9th presidential elections, approximately 150,000 Palestinians voted today in 26 municipal elections, the first in 30 years. A modest but positive step:

"Just the crush of people was totally unexpected," said Nasser Awanja, the election official in charge of the station. "Because it has been since 1976 since we have had elections they are really fired up," he said.


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