Avi Gabbay hailed as ‘Israel’s Macron’ after Labour leadership win

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Millionaire businessman, who has little political experience, becomes party head after runoff with ex-leader Amir Peretz

A relative political unknown has swept to a shock victory to become head of Israel’s opposition Labour party and one of the main candidates to challenge the long serving rightwing prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, in future elections.

The emergence of Avi Gabbay, 50, a nonchalant businessman who burst onto Israel’s political scene, immediately drew comparisons to the French president, Emmanuel Macron, from some commentators, while others suggested it was the latest chapter in the once dominant party’s long decline.

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