Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Israeli opposition calls for early elections



Well, it's about freakin' time!

Israeli opposition leader Benyamin Netanyahu has formally called for early elections, claiming that the electorate has lost confidence in the government after its failure in the Lebanon war and wants a new leadership.

He also accused prime minister Ehud Olmert (quite correctly, in my opinion) of obstructing the state controller’s inquiry into the conduct of the home front by the army and the government in the war. "How can the government draw lessons and correct faults if it refuses to hear what they are? We need a change of government," he said.

Netanyahu, commonly known in Israel as `Bibi' is a former Likud prime minister an dis the head of that party. According to most polls, Likud would win a majority if elections were held today.

From here, it goes to the Knesset, which will attempt to put through a vote of no confidence to go to early elections.

Stay tuned...

2 comments:

louielouie said...

this should give olmert & haaretz more to shout at each other about in future cabinet meetings........
like they did yesterday.

Freedom Fighter said...

At this point, Olmert and his pals are just trying to stay out of jail...