Former Prime Minister Ehud Barak is running for the Labor party leadership, Army Radio reported on Tuesday.

The Labor party’s leadership primary will take place on July 2, after its current chairman, Avi Gabbay, led the party to its worst ever election on April 9, gaining a mere six seats.

Barak led the party to victory in 1999 when he was elected Prime Minister, beating then Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Gabbay is supporting Barak’s candidacy for leadership, according to a report by Israel Hayom.

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