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Israel ex-opposition leader Livni to quit assembly

Israel ex-opposition leader Livni to quit assembly

A confidant says Israel's recently ousted opposition leader Tzipi Livni plans to quit parliament but will remain active in politics.
Livni, who headed the Kadima Party for more than three years, was ousted as party leader several weeks ago by former defense minister Shaul Mofaz.
The confidant says she is to formally submit her resignation from parliament later Tuesday. There has been speculation she might join a new party headed by former TV personality Yair Lapid.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is widely expected to declare early elections soon.
The confidant spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss Livni's plans.


Updated : 2021-03-09 04:08 GMT+08:00