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Rightists Win Hebrew U. Election

June 4, 1981
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More than half of the 8800-member student body boycotted the Hebrew University student elections yesterday, resulting in a landslide victory for the rightwing Likud-affiliated Kastel group. Of the 3000 students who cast ballots, most supported the Kastel list headed by Student Union chairman Yisrael Katz which secured 80 of the 82 seats on the Student Council.

Katz claimed a vote of confidence in his faction and accused Labor-oriented students of trying to establish a rival student union by illegal means. Opposition representatives said they probably would set up an alternative student organization shortly.

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