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Shmuli: If I am elected, I will associate myself with Ehud Barak



MK Itzik Shmuli, who is running for the leadership of the Labor Party, said on Saturday that if he was elected party leader, he would work on forming an alliance with the new party of former Prime Minister Ehud Barak.

"The danger to the Labor Party is clear, it can be lost, it is on the verge of the election threshold in the polls," said Shmuli, speaking to Petah Tikva, who will be able to pull him out of the ruins.

"We need to get back a lot of people we've lost in the way and I believe I'm the one who's most suited to it. At present, we have two challenges: the first to renew the Labor Party. And the second is to increase the chances of the bloc to replace the government, "he continued.

On the possibility of forming an alliance with Barak, Shmuli said: "The only way for the Labor Party to come to my feet and increase the chances of winning the block is through the alliances. Barak and I have the same goal and that is to replace I meet Barak and others to I reach those alliances.

Shmuli also did not rule out another alliance between the Labor Party and Tzipi Livni, saying, "I will work alliance with Barak and Livni." According to Amir Peretz's statement that Barak's No. 2 will not be, Shmuli said, "This is a statement that hinders the relationship. We need to establish links by putting the ego on the side."

On the possibility of entry into the government headed by Binyamin Netanyahu after the election, he said: "This is not on the agenda because the indictments against Netanyahu will be filed after the election. The Labor Party should not provide Netanyahu's defensive wall against the indictment."


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