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Wed Sep 12, 2012, 05:50 PM

11. Well, eg. "Israel's Kadima party elects Shaul Mofaz as leader", 28 March 2012

(There's this thing called Google, as well as other methods for searching for information in the huge database that is the Internet, you know, if you don't generally keepyourself up-to-date in such areas)...

Israel's Kadima party elects Shaul Mofaz as leader

Israel's former defence and military chief Shaul Mofaz has won a resounding victory over Tzipi Livni to lead the Kadima party.

Final results in the Kadima leadership contest showed Mofaz captured 62% of the votes and Livni 37%. Afterwards, Mofaz spoke confidently of ousting Binyamin Netanyahu as prime minister in the next national elections, scheduled for October 2013.

"We will win the political and national battles we face," he told a cheering crowd. "In the general elections we will replace Netanyahu's government."

Polls show that toppling Netanyahu would be an uphill battle: Kadima, currently the largest faction in parliament, is losing support to the centrist Labour party and the dovish Meretz. Kadima would also be expected to lose seats to the television personality Yair Lapid, who has not yet formed a political party.

Mofaz is best known for the tough tactics he adopted as military chief and defence minister during the four-year Palestinian uprising that ended in 2004. In 2008, he briefly rattled global oil markets by saying Israel would attack Iran as a last resort if Tehran did not abandon its suspected nuclear weapons programme.

In recent years he has adopted a more statesmanlike approach, proposing the immediate establishment of a provisional Palestinian state and addressing socio-economic issues and women's rights...

/... http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/28/israel-kadima-shaul-mofaz-leader

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