Labor Party Advances Primaries

Israel’s ruling Labor Party has set April 17 as the date for its internal primaries, two months before originally scheduled.

All Labor Party members are entitled to participate in the primaries, which determine the placement of candidates on the party list submitted to voters in the national elections.

Those elections are scheduled for the fall of 1996.

Labor Party sources denied that the step was a move toward early elections, but was instead an effort to get ahead of its main rival, Likud.

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