Ofer Eini to be approved as Histadrut head

The nomination of Ofer Eini to be appointed new head of the Histadrut Labor Federation is expected to be approved on Thursday after 10 years in which Labor Party Chairman Amir Peretz served at the helm, Army Radio reported. Eini would be the 13th Histadrut chairman in the organization's history. In a year and a half elections will be held in which other candidates will be eligible to run. In related news, it was announced that a planned farewell party for Peretz was cancelled due to "logistical" reasons. The planned celebration drew public criticism due to its exorbitant cost, estimated at some NIS 1.3 million.