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Silman to run on Likud list as Meretz withdraws appeal to court

MK Idit Silman chairs a Knesset Health Committee on on June 7, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
MK Idit Silman chairs a Knesset Health Committee on on June 7, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

The Meretz party is withdrawing its appeal to the High Court against the Central Elections Committee decision not to disqualify Idit Silman from running in the upcoming election.

Silman had been a Yamina MK and whip of the coalition that included Meretz before she jumped ship in May, helping to bring down the government. Over the summer she officially switched to Likud, and is running on the party’s slate.

The High Court urges the left-wing party to end its appeal against Silman, indicating it would rule against them if they did not.

The move clears the way for Silman to run on the Likud list in the upcoming election.

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