Meretz Optimistic Ahead of Elections


Officials of the extreme left-wing Meretz Party are optimistic ahead of Tuesday’s general elections, expecting to at least double the size of the party in the 19th Knesset.

Party leader MK Zahava Gal-On sees the momentum gaining and support for the party continues to increase.

Meretz today has three seats in the 18th Knesset, and based on the Channel 10 Dialogue poll released erev Shabbos 7 Shevat 5773, the party will indeed double in size, to six seats.

Meretz is a leader is pushing for changing the so-called religious status quo, seeking public pus service on Shabbos and other changes that the left-wing party feels are in line with a democratic country in the 21st century.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


  1. No party is pessimistic on the day before the election.

    And in Israel, a party runs against those similar in ideology. THus Meretz hopes to take votes from Labor and Livni, and can win a “landslide” is they do well relative to the other left-wing parties even if it doing so it helps the right-wing and religious parties.