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Ahead of primaries, Labor announces 5,000 new members in recent weeks

Carrie Keller-Lynn is a political and legal correspondent for The Times of Israel

Labor leader and Transportation Minister Merav Michaeli at Labor's leadership primaries headquarters in Tel Aviv, July 18, 2022. (Tomer Neuberg/ Flash90)
Labor leader and Transportation Minister Merav Michaeli at Labor's leadership primaries headquarters in Tel Aviv, July 18, 2022. (Tomer Neuberg/ Flash90)

The Labor party says its registered party members shot up by 5,000 in the 5 weeks since the Knesset dispersed and snap elections were called.

A total of 40,000 eligible party members can now vote in the Labor party’s primary tomorrow to set its Knesset slate under leader Merav Michaeli.

Michaeli is credited with rebuilding the party since taking the helm in 2021. Recovering from its flirtation with the electoral threshold, Labor joined the outgoing coalition with seven seats and contributed three ministers.

Michaeli has promised to continue growing Labor as a party that aspires to lead the center-left.

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