Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Will Labor leadership upset be the government's demise?

Yesterday (May 28) Amir Peretz was knocked out in the Labor Party leadership elections. On June 12 there will be a run-off between former PM Ehud Barak and former security services chief Ami Ayalon. The big question now is what will the prospects be for Olmert, or for the coalition government without him?

By Aluf Benn, Haaretz

The primaries in Labor are the start of a new season of "Survivor," starring Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. The working assumption in the Prime Minister's Bureau is that Labor will stay in the coalition, regardless of who is elected to lead the party. In such a scenario, the coming weeks will be dedicated to political maneuvering, at the end of which a new minister will take over at the Defense Ministry, and the government will continue to function as usual.
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1 comment:

William said...

Interesting. Ami Ayelon will get Peretz support. He will thus win and Peretz will get the finance ministry. And note that Ayelon is for peace with Syria.