Yachimovich to run for prime minister (YNetNews.Com -Yedioth Internet) Attila Somfalvi Published: 03.31.12, 00:40)
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Labor leader to challenge Netanyahu in next election; ´Arrogance will
cost him dearly,´ she says
Labor Chairwoman Shelly Yachimovich announced Friday her intention to
run for prime minister against incumbent leader Benjamin Netanyahu in
the coming election.
"Under my leadership, the Labor Party has become the foremost
alternative to Netanyahu," she said in an e-mail sent to supporters.
"Was Netanyahu destined to lead? No. It´s true, he is leading in the
polls, but it wasn´t always this way, and it won´t always be this
way… His arrogance, his smugness and the sin of hubris will cost him
dearly," Yachimovich added. "He is a politician, and politics here
are fickle and tempestuous. I will run against him for prime
minister; we have the greatest chance of winning this difficult and
important struggle for the future of the state."
The politician mentioned the Bank of Israel´s report on the country´s
economy, claiming that the document is "an indictment" against
Netanyahu over the policies he has implemented during his term.
A recent Yedioth Ahronoth poll asserted that while Yachimovich might
be the primary beneficiary of Shaul Mofaz´ win in the Kadima
primaries, Labor could win no more than 18 Knesset mandates in the
next election – 11 House seats behind Likud. (Copyright 2012 ©
Yedioth Internet 03/31/12)
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