Labor Party adding general to its list

There had been reports since last's Monday's primary that Gabbay would not use the reserved slot, because he boasted about how appealing the candidates chosen were.

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February 19, 2019 19:55
AVI GABBAY (center) and his Labor colleagues celebrate on primary night

AVI GABBAY (center) and his Labor colleagues celebrate on primary night. (photo credit: FLASH90)

 
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The Labor party announced Tuesday evening that  Maj. Gen. (Res.) Tal Russo, former commander of the Southern Command, is joining the list for the upcoming elections.

Labor chairman Avi Gabbay will hold a joint press conference with Russo on Wednesday at the party headquarters.

Russo will receive one of Gabbay's reserved slots.

There had been reports since last Monday's primary that Gabbay would not use the reserved slot, because he boasted about how appealing the candidates chosen were. But a decision was made that there were not enough security people on the list, which includes former defense minister Amir Peretz and former Sayaret Matkal Unit commander Omer Bar-Lev.

The Jerusalem Post reported on Tuesday morning that Gabbay was choosing between three candidates, one of whom was Maj.-Gen. Noam Tibon (Res.).

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