Livni expected to retire from politics (YNetNews.Com -Yedioth Internet) Attila Somfalvi Published: 03.28.12, 08:27)
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Sources close to former Kadima leader estimate Livni will soon
announce her retirement from politics after losing primaries to Shaul
"Tzipi, you belong with us," said Knesset Member Shaul Mofaz Tuesday
night after winning the Kadima primaries. However, former Kadima
Chairwoman Tzipi Livni does not intend to stay in the party for much
The Kadima election committee said Tuesday night that Mofaz had won
61.7% of the votes and Livni 37.2%.
Sources close to Livni estimated that the former party leader will
soon announce her retirement from politics. "I´ll see you sometime,
somewhere," she told her supporters on Tuesday night after losing the
"She realized it was over after she saw the results," a source close
to Livni said. "She said she understood she had missed her calling."
Elected Kadima chairman Mofaz called on Livni to stay in the party
and be part of its leadership, but it appears Livni is not even
considering this option.
"If I´m not leading this thing, there´s nothing to vote for," she was
reported as saying. "I won´t be there for the sake of being there."
Livni told reporters that she had called Mofaz and congratulated him
on his victory. She refused to take any questions. (Copyright 2012 ©
Yedioth Internet 03/28/12)
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