Following the opening of the Israeli Labor party’s campaign for the upcoming April 9 elections, a number of party leaders are reportedly considering shifting their support from current head Avi Gabbay to either Tzipi Livni’s Hatnua party or Benny Gantz’ Israel Resilience.
Considering recent polls reveal a grim picture for Labor, following Gabbay’s dramatic break-up of the Zionist Union alliance with Livni on live television at the beginning of this month and Gantz’s entrance to the race just days before, Labor cannot afford to lose so many seats. The Zionist Union faction had been the second-largest party in Israel’s recently dissolved parliament, earning 24 seats in the last election.
Quoting a Labor party activist, Israel Hayom reported on Sunday that at least two lawmakers from the party are “in negotiations with Gantz or Livni.”
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