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Tzipi Livni must decide on her first step. If she comes up short on the number of MKs needed to break away or if she decides against a split, she will most likely resign rather than stay on under Mofaz’s leadership. Whether or not Livni leaves, Kadima will break into two camps- those who will support Mofaz and those who will try to find another political home.
It appears that Tuesday night's big winner of the Kadima party primary vote, like the Royal house of Bourbon, has not forgotten anything and has not learned anything from his role in dismantling Gush Katif. Speaking at the NY Israel Policy Forum, former Defense Minister and former IDF Chief of Staff Shaul Mofaz laid down his plan for a permanent Palestinian State. If you or your loved ones reside in Judea and Samaria – be afraid, be very afraid.
Out of 95 thousand registered Kadima party members, only 40% voted by 10 p.m., when the polls closed. It was rumored that left-leaning Haim Ramon was planning to resign as Chair of the Kadima Council. Along with the Mofaz win, this may suggest that the party is moving to the right. It may also mean that Kadima could not be taken for granted as partnering with the left on issues such as religious vs. secular tensions.
Since Kadima's fracturing is inevitable, the leadership primary becomes significance in that it will determine which leader will secure the votes of those Kadima MKs whose allegiance is to the party, and not its leader.
Dahaf conducted two telephone polls for newspaper Yediot Ahronot on 10 February 2012 with a sample of 500 respondents and a sampling error of 4.5%.
Lapid continues to use Facebook as the main medium for his political proclamations.
The battle lines in the Kadima primaries in March have been drawn: Livni-Mofaz, Round II
MK Yisrael Eichler makes comments in response to Livni's condemnation of ultra-orthodox sector.
The Israeli election was on the surface a tie between Likud, led by Benjamin Netanyahu, and Kadima, led by Tzipi Livni (who replaced Ehud Olmert as party chief). While Livni loudly proclaimed victory because Kadima had come out one parliamentary seat ahead, the election was largely a victory for the Israeli Right.
JERUSALEM - If the polls are right, the outcome of next Tuesday's Israeli election is a foregone conclusion.
Rejuvenated Likud party leader Benjamin Netanyahu is looking to assemble an "all-star" lineup of perceptibly incorruptible politicians, media celebrities and former high-ranking military officials in order to crush Kadima party leader Tzipi Livni's chances of being elected prime minister on February 10, when Israeli citizens return to the polling booths.