Katz places himself on low spot on Nat'l Union list

MK Uri Ariel is now in first spot, Katz asked that five spots between him and Ariel be filled by candidates of Sephardic descent.

October 31, 2012 02:53

Knesset 370. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post)


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National Union chairman Ya’acov Katz put himself out of the running for a realistic spot on his party’s list for the 19th Knesset.

At the National Union center conference Tuesday night Katz asked to be put in the seventh spot on his party’s list.

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MK Uri Ariel is now in the first spot and Katz asked that the five spots between him and Ariel be filled by candidates of Sephardic descent.

The most generous of recent polls shows a joint National Union-Habayit Hayehudi list would get 13 seats, which could put Katz in the last spot; however, most polls give the parties a single digit count.

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Nevertheless, Katz said he is confident that he would still get into the next Knesset, and called for Habayit Hayehudi and National Union to unite.

Katz added that his decision will indicate to voters that the national-religious public will have many representatives in the next Knesset.

The parties’ administrations accepted Katz’s proposal.

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