Labor Party head Shelly Yachimovich did not deny that she met with former Kadima leader Tzipi Livni about joining forces, and spoke highly of her in an interview to Army Radio Tuesday evening.
Yachimovich said Livni was “a worthy person,” who she’d “like to see return to politics.”
The head of the Labor Party noted that the former foreign minister also has electoral power, saying “she brings [parliament] seats on her own.”
Yachimovich refused to go into specifics on her possible talks with Livni, who recently said she would not play second fiddle to Yachimovich or political newcomer Yair Lapid.
Earlier on Tuesday Livni met with President Shimon Peres, in a move some people thought might be her testing the water for a return to the political world, which she left after losing the leadership of Kadima to Shaul Mofaz.
Yachimovich addressed the recent flow of new faces to her party, and said it was far from being over: “There are more people on their way to the Labor Party.” She pointed out Uri Sagi — a retired Maj. Gen., who announced his bid for a Knesset spot with the Labor — saying he brought experience both in the security and the social field. “I suggest to wait patiently and see that the Labor Party’s list will be impressive,” she added.