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Knesset Unit Sets June 30 As the National Election Day

February 4, 1981
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— The Knesset Legal Committee today set the national election date for June 30. The Knesset plenary is expected to approve the date tomorrow. The Legal Committee thereby shifted the government’s original July 7 proposal one week forward. All but one of the Likud coalition members supported the June 30 date while the Labor opposition members abstained since they wanted a May election. The same voting pattern is thought likely to be repeated in the plenary tomorrow.

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