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Israel is being forced to reschedule an election due to...Britney Spears?

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Britney Spears' popularity is such that her Israeli concert is forcing the rescheduling of an election. (Getty Images)

No really. The famous pop-icon, Britney Spears, will be performing her first ever concert in Israel on July 3rd, and the buzz is enough that it's causing issues on a political level.

The problem is that the concert was set on the same day as the primary elections for Israel's opposition Labor Party, and it was too occur right across the street from the party's polling location.

According Labor Party spokesman Liron Zach, they were forced to push it back to the following day, as they could not contend with the pop star.

"We delayed the vote one day, to July 4. We couldn't hire enough security for the election because of the Britney Spears concert on July 3. There would also be a lot of traffic and roadblocks that would make it hard for the vote to go ahead," said Zach, who added that he's not afraid people would "choose Spears over the party."

Labour leader Isaac Herzog is completely okay with pushing back the election, saying that the date has something of a significance for a party like his, saying "American independence day has a lot of messages we can take on board. The 4th July suits us very well."

The Israeli media has been having a fun go with it, according to The Telegraph.

Israeli media played heavily on the contrasting attractions of the restrained and proper Herzog, widely known by the nickname Buji, and the glamorous singer.

Channel Two television tweeted "Hit me Buji One More Time" in a takeoff of one of her hit song titles and showed side-by-side photos of the Labour leader in buttoned up suit and tie and Spears in a black dress slashed to the midriff.

This will be Spears' first world tour since 2011.

 

 

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