Wednesday, February 11, 2009

And the winner is....................

ummmm... not sure.

Livni squeaked out a narrow win but.. now there's all this talk about pulling together coalition government, and how she may not be able to.... the verdict is still out.

"An inconclusive election sent Israel into political limbo on Wednesday with both Tzipi Livni and Benjamin Netanyahu claiming victory and scrambling to form rival coalitions.

With 99 percent of the votes counted Wednesday morning, Livni's centrist Kadima was in first place with 28 of the Knesset's 120 seats, while Netanyahu's right-wing Likud followed closely behind with 27 seats.

Kadima's narrow lead means it is still uncertain whether Livni will be able to muster the 61-seat coalition needed to form a government. Netanyahu, in fact, has a better chance of forging a coalition because of gains by right-wing parties, his natural allies."
Check out the full article here.

1 comment:

Victor said...

Not sure who would be the best candidate to push through for peace as her/his priority, but my sights were set on Livni, actually as the better choice for someone with that priority.