The Labor party is voting in its party primaries to lock down the center-left faction’s slate ahead of the March 23 national elections.
Over 60 candidates are running. Over 45,000 Labor members are eligible to vote. Amid the pandemic, most are voting digitally, though nine in-person ballot boxes have also been set up.
Party leader Merav Michaeli casts her vote and says: “I am proud to lead the only party in Israel that is holding democratic elections [primaries]. I welcome the thousands of members who joined just this week… and call on the tens of thousands of Labor members to vote. Come home.”