Labor party reaches compromise, sets date for primary
By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
February 6, 2011 22:18
The eight remaining Labor MKs decided in a meeting at the party's Kfar
Saba headquarters on Sunday to elect the party's new leader in a
September 7 primary and a possible run-off race two weeks later.
The date was a compromise between the preferences of two Labor
leadership candidates, Isaac Herzog, who wanted a June primary, and
Avishay Braverman, who wanted it held in November.
Ahead of the race, Labor will conduct a membership drive in an effort to
double its current 28,000 members. The drive will begin following a
party convention next month and will end June 7.
The MKs also decided to cancel the party constitution drafted by former
party leader Ehud Barak, which gave inordinate power to the party
chairman, and replace it with the constitution Labor had before.