Israeli Opposition Head Herzog Loses Labor Party Leadership

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Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog lost his bid for re-election to head the centre-left Labor Party on Tuesday and the position will be filled by one of two other candidates who will contest a runoff next week.

Herzog was knocked out of a leadership primary election that saw veteran politician Amir Peretz and former environment minister Avi Gabbay proceed to a head-to-head second round set for 10 July.

Peretz, 65, who served as chairman of the Histadrut labor union, defence minister and previously as Labor chairman from 2005-2007, took 33 percent of the vote.

Gabbay, 50, won 27 percent of the vote. Read more here.

{Matzav.com Israel}

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