Official results show former Prime Minister Ehud Barak and ex-security Chief Ami Ayalon headed towards a run-off vote in the race for the leadership of Israel’s Labour Party. Defence Minister Amir Peretz has been ousted as chief, in a primary that threatens the ruling coalition. Throughout the ballot, exit polls were split on who would win the most votes. In the end Barak won 36% with Ayalon closely behind with 31%. With neither garnering the necessary 40% for an outright win, a second ballot will be held next month.