Labor to initiate leadership race on Tuesday

June 2, 2019 13:03
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The Labor Party will hold its ninth leadership race since 2001 in the weeks ahead after current chairman Avi Gabbay announced Sunday that he would initiate the race.

Gabbay said his party's executive committee would meet Tuesday to approve his proposal to hold the leadership race "as soon as possible." There will not be elections for Labor's Knesset list for the September 17 elections, which will stay the same.Labor MKs have criticized Gabbay for negotiating with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on entering his government before elections were initiated Wednesday night.

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