Shas to Party Activists: Get Ready For Elections
Shas to Party Activists: Get Ready For Elections

Shas chairman Eli Yishai told party activists in Tiberias to prepare for elections, which he predicts will take place before the end of the year.

“I don't know how long this government will continue to exist,” Yishai said, according to Shas-affiliated newspaper Yom L’yom. “I assume there will be elections soon – maybe even before the municipal elections,” he added. Municipal elections are scheduled for November.

The Shas chairman reiterated, “Shas won’t sit in the government for even a day once Jerusalem is discussed.”

The meeting was called to launch the party’s local election campaigns. “We are running with one goal in mind,” said MK Yaakov Margi. “That goal is to win.”

The latest Maagar Mohot poll shows Shas losing one of its 12 Knesset mandates if elections were held today.

On Monday, Shas MKs will tour Jerusalem neighborhoods Monday in which construction has been frozen by the Olmert government.