Local elections in Israel showed diminished grass-roots support for the ruling Likud Party. Only 41 percent of eligible voters cast their ballots, a record low turnout. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s party lost three of the five main cities it controlled prior to Tuesday’s polls; according to early results, it kept another 62 local councils.
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