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Tehiya Would Rank Third in Elections Now

A public opinion poll published in Maariv Monday showed that the ultranationalist rightwing Tehiya Party would become the third largest in the Knesset if elections were held now.

According to the poll, conducted by the Modi in Ezrachi Research Institute, Tehiya would take votes from Rabbi Meir Kahane’s extremist Kach Party. Kach presently has a single seat in the 120-member Knesset, won by Kahane in the 1984 elections. A poll taken last March indicated it would marshall sufficient votes for four seats were elections held then. The poll showed two seats from Kach going to Tehiya, raising its Knesset delegation from seven to nine.