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Merav Michaeli wins Labor Party primary with 77% of votes

Labor MK Merav Michaeli votes in the party primaries, January 24, 2020 (Courtesy)
Labor MK Merav Michaeli votes in the party primaries, January 24, 2020 (Courtesy)

Merav Michaeli wins the Labor Party primary with 77 percent of the votes, Hebrew-language media reports.

She will head the left-wing party, which was once a major force in Israeli politics, and now may well face oblivion in the upcoming election unless it merges with another party.

Michaeli is currently one of just two women heading political parties that have a realistic chance of making it into the Knesset (albeit only via merges, in both cases), alongside Hagit Moshe of the right-wing religious Jewish Home.

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