While the corruption charges drove Olmert from power and put Livni in charge of the current coalition government in Israel, at least one former prime minister of Israel – who may run again – is calling for new general elections in Israel, and soon: Binyamin Netanyahu, leader of the conservative Likud Party.
“This is the most decent and democratic thing to do. We need to go to the people of Israel and let them choose,” Netanyahu told Livni by phone Thursday, according to a piece in the Jerusalem Post Online.
“We need to let the people of Israel decide who should be the country’s prime minister and not to leave this decision exclusively to the members of Kadima. He who fears the people’s choice, should not lead.”
Look for leaders like Netanyahu to throw everything, including kitchen sinks, at Livni before too long, here.