Shas surprises by placing Benizri in 6th slot

February 9, 2006 14:35


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In a surprising move, Shas has placed Shlomo Benizri in the sixth slot on its Knesset list, although he was expected to place second. Party leaders met on Thursday at Rabbi Ovadia Yosef's home to finalize details of the Shas electoral list. Benizri is going to be charged for alleged bribery and breach of trust. Yair Peretz was given the 14th place - giving him very little chance of actually serving in the Knesset. Peretz was disgraced after pleading guilty to using a fictitious college degree to boost his salary. The police have also recommended indicting Peretz on charges of bribery. The two committed, in writing, to quit the Knesset once indictments are brought against them.

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