It's official: Livni to be appointed opposition leader

'Zionist Union' Chairman sends letter to Knesset speaker saying Livni's appointment will take effect on August 1.

Mordechai Sones ,

Livni: Acquiring more power
Livni: Acquiring more power
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"Zionist Union" party Chairman MK Yoel Hasson sent a letter to Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein announcing the appointment of MK Tzipi Livni as opposition leader.

Hasson wrote Edelstein: "As opposition head MK Yitzhak Herzog becomes Jewish Agency Chairman, I am honored to inform you, on behalf of the Zionist Union faction and in accordance with the provisions of section 11(a) of Knesset Law that MK Tzipi Livni will serve as the opposition's leader as of August 1, 2018."

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Livni's decision to take the position was made following agreements reached between Livni and Labor Chairman Avi Gabbay.

The agreements included agreement on Livni's appointment to the position, along with an agreement in principle to a joint run by "Labor" and "the Movement" in the next elections without rotating the position of chairman.

It was also agreed in principle on the places on the joint Knesset list that would be given to Movement party representatives within the Zionist Union faction.