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Labor Decides to Postpone Decision on New Chairman

June 29, 1990
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The Labor Party’s Leadership Bureau decided Thursday to defer debate on whether to hold elections for new party chairman.

The one-week postponement was a plus for Shimon Peres, whose incumbency faces a powerful challenge from former Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin.

Peres had asked to appear before the leader ship forum to make a case against a contest now But he said he needed several days to organize his brief and bring in legal experts.

Peres points out that he was re-elected party chairman in 1988 for the full term of the present Knesset.

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