Orna Barbivai at press conference/video: Go Live
This evening (Thursday) at 21:00 P.M., the possibility of submitting lists of candidates to the local authorities ended. Until now, it was possible to make deals, choose to continue running - or quit.
The dramatic reunion was provided a few hours before the closing of the lists to the Interior Ministry, Orna Barbivai and Tzipi Brand, who joined forces to run together. This followed the latter's withdrawal from the race for mayor of Tel Aviv-Yafo, in exchange for a promise to serve as deputy mayor. An interesting union comes from the northern arena, Tiberias, where Attorney Shani Iluz withdrew her candidacy and united together with Ron Kobi in their struggle against a Shas representative.
Barbivai and Bernd announcing their run together, today/Uri Sela
The Yesh Atid party pledged to run a large number of women in the upcoming elections and met the task, among the 50 lists submitted by party representatives, 13 of them candidates for mayor, including six women. The lists span throughout the country, from Majdal Shams in the north to Mitzpe Ramon in the south. 47% of all candidates on the lists are women and 38% of the lists are led by women, in order to strengthen representation in government positions at a time when their status is discriminated against by the government.
The Interior Ministry's election committee is now beginning a process of examining the integrity of the lists, the possibility of appealing them, and the legal discussions required in the case of disqualification requests. The official publication of the lists is expected to take place on October 12, 10.
The National Supervisor of Local Elections, CPA Ryan Ghanem, wishes all the candidates great success, while emphasizing that "we at the Ministry of the Interior place great emphasis on ensuring the integrity of the elections, ensuring complete transparency and efficient, reliable and fair conduct."
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