Mitzna: Peretz must quit if indicted on voter fraud

March 5, 2013 14:53

MK Amram Mitzna of Hatnua warned Tuesday that party colleague Amir Peretz would have to resign should he be charged over the voter fraud allegations that have surfaced in recent days.

Mitzna told Army Radio that while he believes Peretz is innocent, he would have to give up his Knesset seat should he be indicted. Yediot Aharonoth newspaper reported Monday that a former senior minister from an unnamed party was suspected of paying for votes in a party primary, and Labor leader Shelley Yacimovich said Tuesday that the reports were about Peretz.

"It's hard for me to believe that there is a basis to these allegations," Mitzna told the radio. "I have known Amir Peretz for many years, and I do not believe he did these things."

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