Liberman Kicks Off Election Campaign

Avigdor Liberman
Yisrael Beytenu leader and Minister of Defense Avigdor Liberman. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Less than a week after leaving the defense ministry and precipitating a coalition crisis, Avigdor Liberman launched his Yisrael Beytenu party’s campaign for what will likely be early elections in the spring.

“The party is preparing to increase its power in elections for the Knesset, similar to the substantial increasing of its power in municipal elections” last month, the party said in a statement released on Sunday.

The announcement was made at an event in Yerushalayim where Liberman redesignated the party’s municipal election office as its Knesset election headquarters.