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Israel Election: Labor Leader's Insistence to Go All the Way Could Pay Off

With Merav Michaeli's decisive reelection as Labor leader, her resistance to merging with Meretz could bolster the Israeli left – or keep her party out of the next government

Ravit Hecht
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Ravit Hecht
Ravit Hecht

In the election for the Labor Party's leader, the answer on the ground was decisive – and this despite all the whispers about the meddling of past party members, and even with all the talk of “institutions of power” like the Histadrut labor federation or local party activists, who are generally hostile to Labor leader Merav Michaeli. Ultimately things aligned in favor of Michaeli's reelecton – consciously or not – with the sole opposing candidacy of Labor Party Secretary General Eran Hermoni. It’s better to get 82 percent of primary votes than to run unopposed.

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