MKs Paz-Pines, Yatom keep hope alive

Candidates pound pavement nationwide; Paz-Pines: I hope we will wake up.

May 28, 2007 19:39
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paz pines 298 aj. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)


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Labor MKs Ophir Paz-Pines and Danny Yatom maintained hope that they would win their party primary against all odds on Monday as they visited polling stations from Haifa to Sderot. Accompanied by his wife and son, Paz-Pines voted in Ra'anana at 3:15 p.m. Pines-Paz, whose campaign slogan was "Voting from the heart, Israel wants a new Labor," told reporters outside the polling station that the country needed new leaders. "We, the leaders, are not supposed to serve our own personal agendas, rather the agenda of the country and of society," he said. "I hope we wake up as soon as possible, because the issues are falling between our fingers."

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  • What next for Labor? Paz-Pines encouraged voters to "vote from the heart, vote for the person who never abandoned the Labor party." Asked whether he would win, Paz-Pines responded: "I really hope so. I received a lot of [positive comments] today, and I feel good about it. One thing I do know is that we will do better than in the surveys that were released." Meanwhile, Yatom lashed out at Labor voters for being "too shallow." He pleaded with them to ignore polls predicting that he would finish in last place. "Polls are just a marketing tool," he said. "People need to vote on the issues, because what's at stake is much more important than the choice between Bamba and Bisli [snack foods]."

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