Israel’s center-left party “Avoda” has postponed internal party elections not to hold them in a single day with a concert by American singer Britney Spears. About it RIA Novosti said a source in the leadership of the labor party.
Primaries were scheduled for July 3. Now agreed that they will take place a day later. The winning candidate for the post of party Chairman will be one of the main contenders for the post of Prime Minister, indicates the Agency.
“The argument is this: it is difficult to provide protection. A lot of guards need to the polls and very much on Britney. Hire them for one day, and when the same two big events, then difficulties arise”, — said the interlocutor of RIA Novosti.
Writes Israelinfo, the party also fear that in the center of tel Aviv there is a huge tube and many members of the party will not be able to get to the sites. At the concert, which will take place in the Park “Hayarkon”, come tens of thousands of Israelis, specifies the portal.
To lead the party will fight its current Chairman Isaac Herzog, former head Amir Peretz, a former environment Minister AVI Gabay and others. If none of the candidates does not reach 40 percent of the vote, after 10 days held the second round of elections.
“Avoda” (“Israeli labor party”) — one of the oldest and largest political parties of Israel. This is the first political force, which began to choose their leader and representatives in the Knesset (legislature) by a direct vote. “Labor” has long been in power, is now in opposition to the government of Benjamin Netanyahu.