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  10/15/2012, Tishrei 29, 5773

Likud Faction in Histadrut Asks Cachlon to Stay


Deputy Chairman Ro'i Shar'abi of the Histadrut Labor Federation asked Communications and Welfare Minister Moshe Cachlon, Monday morning, to reconsider his decision, announced Sunday evening, to take a break from politics and not run for the 19th Knesset.

In a statement, written in the name of the union's Likud faction, Shar'abi said, "The Likud is not the only one to have lost one of its leaders, but [also] the public in general and the workers in particular. Minister Cachlon is a natural ally of the working class in Israel, so as far as we're concerned, it's a double blow. I asked Minister Cachlon to reverse [his decision], following a flow of inquiries directed at me since his announcement."