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Ehud Barak turns down calls to run for Labor leadership

Former prime minister Ehud Barak says he will not run to lead the moribund Labor party.

Recent days had seen rumors that Barak was considering such a move, with certain party members beseeching him to run. However, he now says he has decided against it.

Ehud Barak during a press conference in Tel Aviv on July 25, 2019. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)

MK Merav Michaeli is running in the party primaries, to be held Sunday, as are several less-known figures.

All recent polls project that Labor, the party that led Israel for decades, will not manage to enter the Knesset in the next election.

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