Yachimovitch Alleges Vote Rigging in Histadrut Election

YERUSHALAYIM -

The Histadrut was embroiled in an election-rigging controversy on Wednesday as Shelly Yachimovich, running against incumbent Avi Nissenkorn, petitioned the Tel Aviv District Court for a restraining order on the counting of votes.

Yachimovich claimed that hundreds of ballot boxes had been tampered with.

At last word late Wednesday, Nissenkorn was ahead by 20 percent.

Attorney Eitan Liraz representing Yachimovich told Army Radio that “the voting committee is 80 percent composed of Nissenkorn’s associates. The cat is watching the cream in the Histadrut circus. The voting committee composed of Nissenkorn associates is counting faulty ballot boxes.”

Nissenkorn’s headquarters dismissed the allegations, and said “these people have lost their connection to reality. If they were winning they wouldn’t be making these claims.”