Israel Elections: Joint List falls apart, Balad to run separately

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Israel Elections: Joint List falls apart, Balad to run separately
The two parties finally broke apart in what became an extraordinary last-minute turn of events that could affect the entire election.
By ELIAV BREUER
Published: SEPTEMBER 15, 2022

The Joint List’s three factions, Hadash, Balad and Ta’al, reached an agreement this week on a joint run. However, drama broke out on Thursday evening, after Balad led by MK Sami Abou Shahadeh suddenly backed out of the agreement, and reportedly demanded the number one spot on the list, and do refused to a rotation agreement regarding the sixth spot. The two parties finally broke apart in what became an extraordinary last-minute turn of events that could affect the entire election.

The left-wing Labor and Meretz parties handed in their Knesset lists for the upcoming election separately on Thursday, ending months-long speculation and attempts by Prime Minister Yair Lapid to force them to merge.

more............ https://www.jpost.com/israel-elections/article-717268
 
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