Local Authorities head joins Labor race
By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
February 17, 2011 19:22
Union of Local Authorities in Israel head Shlomo Bohbut announced on
Thursday that he intends to run for Labor chairman.
Speaking to the
radio station of the Herzliya Interdisciplinary Center, Bohbut predicted
that he could win 20 seats for Labor.
Bohbut, who has been a fierce
critic of the government's economic policies, will face off in the
September 7 race against MKs Isaac Herzog and Avishay Braverman and
possibly MKs Amir Peretz and Shelly Yacimovich and Tel Aviv mayor Ron
Huldai. Former Labor chairman Amram Mitzna ruled out a run for the post