Shaul Mofaz wins leadership of Israel's Kadima party
28-Mar-2012 (one comment)

srael's main opposition party, Kadima, has elected former defence minister and army chief Shaul Mofaz as its leader.

He defeated the current party leader, Tzipi Livni, by a wide margin, winning 61.7% of the vote in Tuesday's primary.

Both politicians are former members of the governing Likud party of the Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.

Kadima is the biggest party in parliament, but recent polls suggest the number of seats it holds could be halved in next year's election.

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