Shaul Mofaz campaign slogan 390.
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Kadima leadership candidate Shaul Mofaz began his election day by visiting his
parents’ graves in Kfar Saba. They brought him and his family to Israel from
Iran when he was nine.
The visit was symbolic for Mofaz to remind himself
of his roots as a poor immigrant, who rose through the ranks to become IDF chief
of staff and now was competing to be Kadima’s candidate for prime
Mofaz went straight from the cemetery to cast his ballot at the
Kfar Saba Convention Center, where he and his wife, Orit, were greeted with
applause from his supporters.
“These elections in Kadima are on the
future, character and values of the State of Israel,” he said after casting his
ballot. “At the end of the day, Kadima will start a new path as a real
alternative to Netanyahu’s bad government.
I intend to win the general
election and replace Netanyahu.”
Mofaz then toured polling stations in
Beersheba, Kiryat Malachi, Kiryat Gat, Ashkelon, Sderot, Netivot, Rishon Lezion
and Tel Aviv. In a conference call with MKs who supported him, Mofaz predicted
“Our victory is guaranteed if we bring a significantly higher
turnout to the polling stations than the national average,” he said. “It’s in
our hands. Don’t let up. This is the time to vote.”