Balad reelects Knesset list

Balad held their primary election this Shabbat and reelected Jamal Zahalka to lead the party. He will be followed by Hanin Zoabi and Basal Gates.

The fate of Balad and the other Arab parties is unclear as recent polls show the combined parties would win 11 seats if they run together, while they might get none if they run separately. While discussions have taken place in an attempt to reach an agreement on power sharing if they would unite, they continue to prepare for the election as if running independent lists.

Source (Hebrew):,7340,L-4615967,00.html