Yacimovich: Labor alternative to Likud, unlike Kadima

"I have a lot in common with Livni, but come election day, we will fight to make Labor the biggest party in this bloc," new Labor leader says.

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September 22, 2011 18:37
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Shelly Yacimovich

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Newly-elected Labor Party leader Shelly Yacimovich on Thursday officially received the reigns of the party from outgoing temporary chairman Micah Harish, saying that the party would represent a real alternative to the Likud, unlike Kadima.

"We intend to offer an alternative, at the moment as part of the opposition, to the Likud," Yacimovich was quoted as saying by Army Radio at a press conference. "Kadima does not offer an alternative way of life here in our country," she added.

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"I have a lot in common with [Kadima leader Tzipi] Livni, but come election day, we will fight to make Labor the biggest party in this bloc, and not a Kadima satellite," she added.

Politicians on the left and right congratulated Yacimovich on Thursday, after her Wednesday-night victory in the Labor Party primary, including Livni.

"I see the Labor Party as a natural partner in Kadima's path of Zionism, peace and a fair society," Livni said.

"This is the joint goal of both parties' leaders now and in the future when facing the State of Israel's future challenges."



Lahav Harkov contributed to this report.

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