Labor to hold run-off between Yacimovich and Peretz

13.09.2011                      14.Elul, 5771

Arbeiterpartei:

Labor to hold run-off between Yacimovich and Peretz

At end of first round, the two candidates are neck and neck with 32 and 31 percent respectively; Herzog falls behind with 25%, says he will weigh his options; Mitzna concedes defeat.

Labor will hold a run-off between MKs Shelly Yacimovich and Amir Peretz on September 21, after neither succeeded in winning the necessary 40 percent of the vote in the party primaries Monday.
As the last of the votes were counted at the party’s headquarters at Beit Berl College near Kfar Saba, the two candidates were virtually tied, with Yacimovich having a slight lead at 32% and Peretz holding 31%. MK Isaac Herzog secured only 25% and Amram Mitzna held 12%….