Yacimovich calls for emergency socio-economic unity gov’t

January 15, 2013 18:55


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With a week left until voting commences for the 19th Knesset, Labor Chairwomen Shelly Yacimovich on Tuesday called on all the parties in Israel to join her in an “emergency socio-economic unity government.”

“We can replace [Prime Minister Binyamin] Netanyahu and create an emergency socio-economic unity government,” she said at her Tel Aviv campaign office, adding, “We remain the only party fighting for a change in power.”

Though polling as the second largest party—18 in the last Jerusalem Post poll—Labor remains significantly behind Netanyahu’s Likud Beytenu list, which polled at 34. If she could persuade enough parties to recommend her to President Shimon Peres after the elections, he could theoretically task her with forming a coalition and leading it as prime minister.

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