Chairman of the Labor party, MK Amir Peretz, is quite optimistic, stating that while he was going to run for the presidency, he changed his plans when the Knesset was dissolved and elections were move up, he explains, now his mission is to rehabilitate the Labor party. He feels that the visible cracks affecting the Blue & White party leadership are clear to all, and this will lead to Labor receiving more seats that originally thought according to pollsters.
The head of the Labor/Gesher party, Amir Peretz, is trying to exhibit an air of confidence, seeking to bring home former Labor voters, as in the last election, headed by Avi Gabbai, the party hit an all-time low, six seats.
Speaking with Yuri Yalon of Yisrael Hayom newspaper, Peretz spoke openly of the troubles facing his party, as he was elected to head the party only six weeks ago. Now he must faceoff against Blue & White in the upcoming election for 22nd Knesset, scheduled for Tuesday, September 17, 2019.
“It’s a party lacking an ideological platform, with each pulling in a direction against the other. They managed to hide this in the beginning, but now it is more difficult to hide. What is the connection between Yael German and Tzvika Hauser? Between Ya’alon, who wants annexation, and Ofer Shelach who wants two states” Peretz explains.
Peretz believes Lapid will lead to a breakup of the parties, Blue & White and Yesh Atid, stating that “Everyone is now aware of the ongoing effort to hide the split among party leaders. Blue & White after the election will split into three different parties. The chances of Yair Lapid remaining in Blue & White are very slim at best…” he added.
Peretz feels as a result of the voting public becoming aware of the split between the party’s leadership, Labor will be able to reach 15 seats in the election.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)