Labor Candidates: Don't Vote for Lapid

Eldad Yaniv and Shelly Yechimovich take to Facebook to convince on the fence voters not to pick Yesh Atid, and ensure Herzog takes power.

Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank,

Lapid and Yechimovich
Lapid and Yechimovich
Flash 90

While Tzipi Livni may have given up her rotation deal with Labor leader Yitzhak Herzog on Monday in an effort to win more votes before Tuesday's election, the party has also singled out Yesh Atid to take voters from. 

In the 30th slot on the Zionist Union's List is campaign worker Eldad Yaniv. Despite having little chance of making it into the Knesset, Yaniv was working hard to gain the party more votes on Monday. 

Writing on Facebook, Yaniv warned friends that the gap between the Zionist Union and Likud is getting smaller and that those thinking of voting for Yair Lapid's Yesh Atid should choose Herzog instead. 

"Listen carefully friends and partners on the way: It's Lapid or revolution. In the last few days, Bibi has narrowed the gap. Bibi is draining mandates away from Bennett, and Evet [Avigdor Liberman]."

According to Yaniv, every vote for Lapid worsens Herzog's chances of winning and being the one to form a government. 

"Only a ballot note for Herzog will significantly increase the gap from Bibi and cause a revolution. Everyone vote to Lapid at this moment will allow Bibi to remain in power. Only a ballot for Herzog will bring revolution," Yaniv stressed. 

MK Shelly Yechimovich, in the third slot on the Zionist Union list, also joined the Facebook bandwagon on Monday. 

Addressing constituents torn between her party and Yesh Atid, Yechimovich told voters not to pick Yair Lapid. 

"I have known Lapid for many year and like him very much," Yechimovich wrote. "I did not attack his current campaign, although I could crush it with one line."

Yechimovich explained that she had restrained herself from attacking Lapid, "because I want to sit in a government with him, where both of us will serve as ministers, but in Herzog's government, and not [Binyamin] Netanyahu's."

"If the Zionist Union receives two seats, the person who will form the government is Netanyahu, and Yair will be a minister in Bibi's government," Yechimovich warned. 




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