Yechimovich to PM: Schedule elections for this year

July 18, 2012 11:19


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Labor leader Shelly Yechimovich on Wednesday called on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to dissolve the Knesset in its current session and to schedule elections for late November 2012, ending what she described as a "two-month political circus."

Referring to the arrival of Kadima in the coalition two months ago and its departure Tuesday, Yechimovich said "we have reached an all-time record of political opportunism."

The Labor leader pointed to what she described as her won consistency in criticizing the coalition, saying, "Not for even one minute did I think that this pathetic embrace between Kadima and Netanyahu would produce any results."

Netanyahu's vision, she said, "is a vision called Binyamin Netanyahu." The prime minister is not governing on a socioeconomic path, a diplomatic path or a civil path: "Everything (Netanyahu does) is for political survival and the State of Israel deserves more."

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