Labor primary: Herzog still leads race for 2nd place in last hour of counts

As of 6 a.m. Friday morning, and after half of the votes were counted in the Labor primary, Welfare and Social Services Minister Isaac Herzog was leading in the race for second place on the Labor list. According to Israel Radio, the expected results that will be finalized by 7 a.m. are as follows: Defense Minister Ehud Barak (reserved), Herzog, Ophir Paz-Pines, Avishay Braverman, Shelly Yacimovich, Matan Vilna'I, Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, Amir Peretz, Education Minister Yuli Tamir, Daniel Ben-Simon, Einat Wilf, Avi Shaked and Colette Avital. Fifty-seven percent of eligible voters arrived to cast their votes on Thursday after the first round on Tuesday was canceled three hours after the polling booths were opened, a result of technical glitches in the country's first effort at electronic voting.