After much debate and endless discussion on the matter, HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Auerbach Shlita has rendered his final decision regarding elections for 20th Knesset. The rav announced from his Shaare Chessed home “There is no one to vote for”, putting an end to much speculation for followers of the gadol.
Following the Sunday night kenos in the Jerusalem Arena Stadium in which the rav did not make a definitive announcement, some members of the Yerushalmi branch thought they must boycott the elections while other were planning to vote for Shas and yet others for Yachad. The rav on Monday afternoon 25 Adar put an end to the speculation, announcing there is no one to vote for.
As such, many or most of the rav’s followers will either boycott elections or place a white slip in the ballot envelope.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)