Struggle over national-religious candidacy for chief rabbi

With the terms of the two serving chief rabbis, Yona Metzger and Shlomo Amar rapidly drawing to a close, the competition within the national-religious community to be acknowledged as the sector’s consensus candidate is becoming increasingly fraught.
The election will be conducted by a 150-member panel in a secret ballot in June, and many in the national-religious world are eager that a rabbi from their community be appointed to at least one of the chief rabbi positions, having been frozen out of the chief rabbinate during the last ten-year term.
Despite this, there is currently no consensus candidate from within the national religious community.
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