Ofer Eini has been elected chairman of the Histadrut Labor Federation in what will be his a second term in office, a tally of 175,000 votes (out of a total of 200,000) indicates. The count shows that Eini won 66.5% of the votes and MK Eitan Cabel just 33.5%.
Cabel told Ynet radio, "My achievement is impressive under the circumstances. Eini spent more than NIS 30 million ($7.85 million) on the campaign compared to my NIS 2.5 million."
On Wednesday, Eini said: "I am moved by the level of support from the workers. The Labor Federation is the workers' iron dome and I pledge to defend organized labor. In the next few years we will focus on protecting pensions and bolstering workers unions."
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