Peres at ballot: Voting demonstrates Israel’s democracy

By JPOST.COM STAFF
March 17, 2015 10:58

 
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Former President Shimon Peres, who lives in Tel Aviv, specially came to Jerusalem to vote at the School for the Arts.

Peres arrived slightly ahead of schedule and entered through a side door after one of his security guards was satisfied that there was no cause for concern.

This was the fourth time that Peres was voting at the School for the Arts.  In addition to two previous Knesset elections, he also voted in the last Jerusalem municipal elections.

Addressing the media Peres said that there have been so many attacks against Israeli democracy, that the elections were a means of demonstrating Israel’s democratic process.

“I and most other Israelis care about Israel’s image and we care about democracy in our country,” he said.  “Many people are watching the process of democracy in Israel and I call on everyone to contribute to an understanding by the world that Israelis care and that they prove this by voting.”



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