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Israel's Labor Party just postponed its election — because of a Britney Spears concert

Israel's Labor Party isn't even going to try to compete with Britney Spears. The political party, one of the biggest in Israel, recently decided to change the date of its upcoming July 3 election because it fell on the same date as the pop star's first-ever concert in Tel Aviv. Instead, the Labor Party will cast ballots for its new chairperson one day later, on July 4.

A party spokesperson said the adjustment was made to "make it easier for people to reach polling stations" without fighting concert traffic, and also because they'd had "difficulty recruiting security guards" for the vote, as many were tied up with Spears' concert. The spokesperson did not say whether Labor Party members' burning desire to finally hear "Oops! ... I Did It Again" performed live factored into the decision.