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Kadima primary elections cancelled

Kadima MKs vote in favor of appointing committee to put together Knesset list for upcoming elections

Moran Azulay
Published: 10.14.12, 20:13 / Israel News

Kadima Knesset members on Sunday approved the cancellation of the party primaries, instead choosing to appoint a committee to put together its list for the upcoming elections.


The move was meant to prevent power struggles within the party, Kadima officials said.


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"It is our duty to fully prepare for the elections by presenting the best list possible," said Kadima Chairman Shaul Mofaz. "Kadima has members who have the experience to lead the Israeli government, and to present the public with a suitable alternative to the current leadership."


The temporary provision requires the approval of the Kadima Council, attorney Alon Gelart told Ynet. The majority of Kadima's Knesset members advocated the move.


"While it wasn't an easy decision to make, it was inevitable," said Knesset Member Roni Bar-On. "We need to have the party's interest in mind rather than personal interests."


Kadima officials are currently trying to enlist new "superstars" to help revitalize the party, which continues to falter in the polls.




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