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When the votes are counted on Monday night, the victor will begin an effort to initiate a general election. But he will face an uphill battle.
Isaac Herzog learned that in today’s world blue blood lands a politician somewhere between Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush.
“In politics, anything can happen,” says Michal Zernowitski, the first-ever ultra-orthodox candidate to run with the Labor party.
Labor leader candidates Gabbay and Peretz have spent the days leading up to Monday's runoff election attacking each other.
By GIL HOFFMAN
Herzog, Margalit endorse Peretz; Shaffir, Cabel back Gabbay
Herzog and Margalit finished third and fourth in Tuesday's first round of voting. They were both wooed by Avi Gabbay, who visited both at their homes, but both decided to endorse Peretz instead.
"I was close to the premiership two years ago, and I still intend to get there. The result we achieved was terrific considering all the forces that were working against us.”
This was an expected move.
The law states that an MK from the largest opposition party will be opposition leader, unless most MKs in the opposition vote to choose a different lawmaker.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Peretz: Netanyahu should start worrying.
Former environmental protection minister Avi Gabbay will face off in a runoff against MK Amir Peretz in a contest that is completely up for grabs.
Herzog dethroned as Labor leader, coming in third with less that 17% of the vote.
Asked whether he is concerned that the current heat wave would keep Labor members at home, MK Erel Margalit said "the Jewish people made it through 40 years in the desert."
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