In blow to rivals, Ovadia Yosef names Aryeh Deri sole chairman of Shas
Deri, who served 22 months in jail for accepting bribes, was one of ultra-Orthodox party's joint leaders in January election; former Interior Minister Eli Yishai demoted to chairman of party's education network.
Rabbi Ovadia Yosef on Thursday appointed Knesset member Aryeh Deri chairman of the Shas party.
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