Running against Lapid

First MK to announce: Running against Lapid for party leadership

Member of Knesset Ram Ben Barak announced his intention to run for the leadership of the "Yesh Atid" party against Yair Lapid, stating, "I congratulate the party leader, MK Yair Lapid, on his decision"

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Following the Yesh Atid party conference's announcement today that elections for the position of party leader will take place in December, a first Knesset member from the party declared that he will compete against Lapid for the position.

This is Member of Knesset Ram Ben-Barak, who wrote: "I applaud the decision of the party leader, MK Yair Lapid, to hold elections for the position of party leader."

Ben-Barak mentioned that "as I have declared in the past, I informed the party's election committee this evening that I intend to submit my candidacy for the position."

"According to the election regulations, it is required to obtain 75 signatures from members of the committee, and it is my intention to do so," stated Ben-Barak.

As mentioned, the Yesh Atid party's conference announced today (Monday) that elections for the position of party leader will take place in December.

From the statement issued by the party, it was reported that members of the Yesh Atid committee received notice that the party's annual conference will convene during the month of December. During the conference, they will discuss the agenda items, and there will be a vote on the appointment of the party leader.

Furthermore, it was stated that committee members who meet all the criteria can submit their candidacy for election according to the regulations until the beginning of November.

The conference published the criteria for applying:

  • Eligible to be prime minister according to the law.
  • Is a party member for at least three consecutive years before the date of the election for the party leadership.
  • Has not been convicted of a criminal act involving moral turpitude, and it has not been decided to prosecute them for a criminal act involving moral turpitude.

It should be noted that this is the party's second convention, as on January 4, 2022, the party held its first convention in over a decade since its establishment. Additionally, they emphasize that during the first convention, there was no vote because, apart from the party leader, Yair Lapid, no other candidates were presented.


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