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MK Avishay Braverman on Thursday said that he was removing himself
as a candidate to lead the Labor Party in the faction's September 7 primary election.
Shelly Yacimovich announces run for Labor chair
Braverman did not immediately give a reason for his decision to step out
of the Labor race, but was scheduled to speak at a press conference on
The decision by Braverman came following an announcement from Labor MK
Shelly Yacimovich earlier this week that she was entering the Labor
Party’s leadership race.
Yacimovich joined MK Isaac Herzog as a candidate for the primary. MK
Amir Peretz and Union of Local Authorities in Israel chairman Shlomo
Buhbut are expected to join the race soon.Gil Hoffman contributed to this report