Thursday, June 12, 2008

Breaking News From Israel: Olmert Government to Fall (Finally)

One Jersualem , citing YNet, is reporting that the Sefardic Torah Guardians Party (SHAS)has agreed to join with the Labor Party and vote to dissolve the government of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on June 25. Olmert's Kadima Party governs through a coalition that relies on Labor and SHAS for its majority in the Knesset.

The vote to dissolve the government normally would mean that Olmert will continue as the Prime Minister of a caretaker government until new parliamentary elections are held. However, the strain of ongoing corruption investigations may persuade Kadima to compel Olmert to resign in advance of the elections.


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