Labor Party Sets May 28 for Leadership Elections

By Aryeh Stern

A polling station in Yerushalayim for the Labor party members in a party primary election. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

The Labor Party announced on Sunday that it has slated May 28 for the election of a new party leader, following the resignation of party leader Merav Michaeli in December.

Currently holding four seats in the Knesset, the opposition party faces uncertainty about crossing the electoral threshold in the upcoming election campaign, according to public opinion polls.

After assuming leadership from Amir Peretz in 2021, Michaeli initially boosted Labor’s Knesset representation to seven seats. However, this improvement was short-lived, and under her leadership, the party contracted to the minimum of four seats in the 2022 election.

Subsequent polls have consistently indicated Labor’s struggle to surpass the election threshold.

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