Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid 370.
(photo credit: Efrat Sa'ar)
The Center and Left of the electorate won a sweeping victory at the mock
elections held at Blich High School in Ramat Gan on Thursday, winning 59 percent
of the vote.
The school’s mock elections are something of an institution,
and over the past two decades they have often been a rather accurate bellwether
of how the national elections would turn out, even though recently, like this
election, they skewed left of the Israeli general public.
winner of the mock election was Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid party, which got 27% of
the vote at the secular high school in middle-class Ramat Gan, far better than
it is expected to do in the general election, where polls have projected it
winning as few as 7 or 8 mandates in the 120-seat Knesset.
Elgazi, the representative of the Yesh Atid bloc at Blich, said, “Blich students
understand that to assure ourselves a future in this country we have to support
those who really worry about us and will bring a new form of politics to
Israel." Another big winner was Naftali Bennett’s Habayit Hayehudi party, which
got 11% of the vote at the secular high school, whose results have often skewed
to the left of the general public in recent years. In addition, the Labor Party
polled at 23%, higher than it is projected in the general election, while the
Likud-Yisrael Beitenu joint list won 25% of the votes, fewer than it is
projected to get when Israel goes to the polls in January.
Meretz party won 4% of the vote, slightly better than right-wing Strong Israel,
which received 2%, and the ultra-Orthodox Shas party, which received
The Tzipi Livni Party scored 5% of the vote, similar to how it is
polling among the general public.