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Labor’s Michaeli: Lapid campaign destroyed Meretz; I’m responsible for our low results

Then Transportation Minister Merav Michaeli arrives at the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem, September 18, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Then Transportation Minister Merav Michaeli arrives at the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem, September 18, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

In her first comments on the election, Labor chief Merav Michaeli attacks Prime Minister Yair Lapid for a campaign that “destroyed Meretz and nearly destroyed Labor.”

She says the public “believed Lapid that it should strengthen him and not us. There was no reason for Labor and Meretz not to pass, but Yesh Atid worked against us, particularly on election day.”

Michaeli adds that “unfortunately for us all, Zehava Galon was right” about the danger to Meretz before the vote.

“I bear responsibility for the low result and we will consider early primaries,” she says.

She adds that Labor “will fight from the opposition against a coalition that has more indictments than female representatives.”

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