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The second round of the primaries of the party «Avoda» was released Amir Peretz and AVI Gabay

The second round of the primaries of the party «Avoda» was released Amir Peretz and AVI Gabay. The second round will be held on July 10.

As reported by the press service of the party «Avoda» Amir Perets scored 32,72% of the votes, AVI Gabay — of 27.08%. For Isaac Herzog voted of 16.79% of voters, and for Arela of Margarita — of 16.12%. Omer Bar Lev has gained 6.9 percent, Avner Ben Zaken — 0,18%, Stroke Karoubi — 0,03%. The election was attended by just over 59% of voters.

Note that since 1996 the party «Avoda» six times was the election of the Chairman of the party, and never the acting head of the labour party were not re-elected.

Shortly after the publication of the results of Isaac Herzog has released the following statement: «Friends, party «Avoda» have spoken, and I respect the democratic decision of voters. I congratulate Amir Peretz and AVI GABA. In the coming days I will consult with my supporters and make a decision about whom to support in the second round».

AVI Gabay spoke to his supporters at the headquarters of the party «Avoda». «The fact that the voters voted for me, suggests that the party «Avoda» seek an Alliance with the new forces, and also about the need to stay within a positive agenda. You need to talk about why we deserve to be elected, and not why other is bad. This strategy we will adhere to and before the second round, and if with God’s help, we shall prevail, and during the battle with the «Likud,» said AVI Gabay.

65-year-old Amir Peretz led the party from 2005 to 2007. In the primaries he defeated Shimon Peres. In elections to the Knesset of the 17th convocation in 2006, the party «Avoda» under the leadership of Amir Peretz scored 19 seats. After the election, the labor party entered the government of Olmert, and Amir Peretz became Minister of defense. His cadence began work on the development of anti-missile system «Iron dome.» Pepper was heavily criticized for his activities during the Second Lebanon war. In 2007 he lost in the primaries, losing the presidency of the party, Ehud Barak.

50-year-old of AVI Gabay, occupied the position of General Director of companies «Bezeq Beinleumi» and «Bezeq». In 2014 — together with Moshe Kahlana was one of the founders of the party «Kulanu». He was not included in the election list of the party, but was appointed to the post of Minister of ecology. Gabay was one of the opponents of the «gas deal». In 2016, he resigned from the post of Minister in protest against the transfer of the portfolio of defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman. Shortly thereafter, Gabay joined the party «Avoda».

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The second round of the primaries of the party «Avoda» was released Amir Peretz and AVI Gabay 05.07.2017

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