Jewish Home candidate Shuli Muallem said Wednesday that she welcomes the unity agreement signed by National Union MKs and fellow candidate Naftali Bennet. “Unity in the religious-Zionist ranks is incredibly important, and no candidate disputes that,” she said.
In a letter to Bennet, Muallem expressed hope that the united list would include a spot in the top five slots for a female candidate. “You certainly know first-hand that mitzvah observant women have a tremendous influence in the public sphere,” she said. “I will be frank and say that without religious female representation in the top five spots there will be no unity.”
Many parties set aside spots for candidates representing certain sectors, to guarantee their inclusion in the Knesset regardless of the number of votes they receive in the primary.