The primaries for the post of the party leader «Avoda» will be held in August 2016, announced on Tuesday, February 2, Shalom, Yerushalmi on the website NRG. According to published information, the agreement reached by the party head Isaac Herzog and Knesset member Shelly Yakhimovich, which is considered the most likely rival Duke in the upcoming primaries.
According to the Charter of the party «Avoda», the primaries should be held not later than 14 months after the parliamentary elections in the event that if labour failed to win it. Thus, elections of the head of the party were to be held in may.
According to Yerushalmi, February 7 will be a meeting of the party Central Committee, which will decide to postpone the election.
Shelly Yakhimovich has not yet announced his decision to run for the post of head of the party. At the event «Habitabat» she said, «weighs this opportunity.» Shalom, Yerushalmi believes that Yakhimovich will make a final decision only to repeat the primaries, which will take place immediately before the parliamentary elections. According to the commenter, it is possible that the primaries for the next Duke will be the only candidate, just as Netanyahu was in «litude».