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Elections Committee rejects Likud petition against Lapid

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

Prime Minister Yair Lapid heads a  cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem, on July 17, 2022 (Abir SULTAN / POOL / AFP)
Prime Minister Yair Lapid heads a cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem, on July 17, 2022 (Abir SULTAN / POOL / AFP)

The Central Elections Committee rejects a Likud party petition that alleged Prime Minister Yair Lapid used his official platform to engage in election-related politics.

In particular, Likud sought to force the Prime Minister’s Office’s social media networks to take down a speech the newly minted Prime Minister Lapid delivered on July 2, which referenced politics and included the phrase “only together we’ll win.”

While rejecting the petition, Justice Yitzhak Amit — a Supreme Court judge who chairs the committee — urged parties to avoid using government organs for politics in anticipation of the November 1 election.

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