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Ra’am faction director secures third spot on list ahead of elections

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

Waleed Alhawashla. (Courtesy)
Waleed Alhawashla. (Courtesy)

Waleed Alhawashla, Ra’am’s Knesset faction director, secures the third spot on the party’s candidate list, approved with 63% of the vote in Saturday’s limited party primary.

Ra’am is the party of the Southern Branch of the Islamic Movement, and its first four spots are set to be chosen today by the 500-odd members of the Movement’s general assembly. Alhawashla also chairs the general assembly.

Party chief Mansour Abbas is running unopposed to hold onto the top seat, while lawmakers Walid Taha and Iman Khatib-Yasin are also uncontested for the second and fourth spots, respectively. The three are expected to be approved later today.

The remainder of Ra’am’s Knesset list is expected to be determined at a later date.

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