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        9/22/2011, Elul 23, 5771

      Yechimovich: We'll Present a Real Alternative to Likud


      Member of Knesset Shelly Yechimovich said, Thursday afternoon, that the Labor party she was elected to lead, Wednesday, "will present a real opposition alternative to Likud." Addressing a news conference a the Beit Berl college, near Tel Aviv, she added, "Kadima does not constitute an opposition because it does not present an alternative and engages in the same capitalistic, neo-liberal discourse."

      Yechimovich said her immediate goal was to put the party in the middle of the political map and to consolidate forces around her. She said that since her victory speech, Wednesday evening, the party has received a considerable number of applications from people who want to register with Labor.