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Likud disqualifies Ethiopian candidate

December 18, 2008

The Likud Election Committee on Wednesday disqualified an Ethiopian candidate from running in the 28th slot on the party’s Knesset slate and replaced him with a Russian immigrant.

The committee decided that Aleli Admasu was not eligible for an immigrant slot because he had made aliya in 1983, while 1985 was the year established by the committee as the earliest date of immigration for a candidate to still be considered a new immigrant. –More–

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