Report: Yacimovich to advance Labor race
By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
July 8, 2013 01:28
Labor Party leader Shelly Yacimovich has decided to advance the next leadership
race in the party until December at the latest to prevent former IDF chief of
staff Gabi Ashkenazi from running, Channel 2 reported Sunday.
Due to a
legally mandated cooling off period for top IDF officers, Ashkenazi cannot enter
politics until February 2014, one month before the deadline for holding the race
according to Labor bylaws.
Yacimovich’s spokeswoman denied the report and
said that no date had been set for the race. The report also revealed that
dozens of Ashdod port workers and their families had recently joined Labor in an
effort to oust Yacimovich, who has criticized the leadership of the port’s