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2005-11-21 02:20:05

By Allyn Fisher-Ilan JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon met Israel's president on Monday to ask him to dissolve parliament and call snap elections he hopes to win as leader of a centrist party intent on pursuing peace with the Palestinians. After the meeting with President Moshe Katsav, Sharon was expected to announce he was leaving the right-wing Likud party that he helped establish, officials said. Sharon's dramatic move seemed likely to reshape Israeli...

2005-11-21 01:13:19

By Allyn Fisher-Ilan JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Ariel Sharon will meet Israel's president on Monday to request a snap election he hopes to win as head of a new centrist party intent on pursuing peacemaking with the Palestinians. In a move described by the Israeli media as a political earthquake, Sharon will ask President Moshe Katsav at their 9 a.m. (0700 GMT) meeting to dissolve parliament and call an election within 90 days, Israeli officials said. Then Sharon will...

2005-11-20 18:34:33

By Allyn Fisher-Ilan JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Ariel Sharon will quit his ruling Likud ahead of snap elections and form a new centrist party, to completely reshape Israeli politics and peacemaking, a source in his office said on Sunday. Sharon will tear apart the movement he helped found to break from the far-right Likud "rebels" who opposed his withdrawal from the occupied Gaza Strip and potentially free him to give up more land that Palestinians seek for a state. But...

2005-11-20 12:32:38

By Tali Caspi TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel's Labour party voted on Sunday to quit Ariel Sharon's coalition ahead of early elections as the prime minister weighed abandoning his own Likud in a move that could remake Israeli politics and peacemaking. Leftist Labour's central committee, encouraged by fiery new leader Amir Peretz, voted overwhelmingly to leave the government it had joined to help Sharon counter rightist Likud rebels who opposed his withdrawal from the occupied Gaza...

2005-11-20 12:16:15

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - The ruling body of Israel's Labour Party voted on Sunday to leave Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's ruling coalition, paving the way for an early national election. Labour's Central Committee approved the motion of the party's newly elected leader, Amir Peretz, in a show of hands. "The motion has passed by an absolute majority," said Eitan Cabel, party secretary general. Peretz, a dovish labor union leader, was chosen in a November 9 poll on a platform of rolling...

2005-11-20 07:02:42

By Matthew Tostevin JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Ariel Sharon met his current cabinet for what was likely to be the last time on Sunday, as he weighed quitting Likud to form a centrist party that could remake Israeli politics and peacemaking. Preparing for early elections, leftist Labour was expected to announce later on Sunday it would leave the government it had joined to help Sharon counter rightist Likud rebels who tried to prevent his withdrawal from the occupied Gaza...

2005-11-18 11:08:36

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Top aides to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon are pressing him to quit his restive Likud Party and form a more centrist movement ahead of early Israeli elections next year, political sources said on Friday. They said Sharon would decide over the weekend whether to jump ship or to hold on to the helm of Likud, a right-wing party he helped found but which has been ideologically adrift over Israel's withdrawal from Gaza after 38 years of occupation....

2005-11-18 05:09:09

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Top aides to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon are pressing him to quit his restive Likud Party and form a more centrist movement ahead of early Israeli elections next year, political sources said on Friday. They said Sharon would decide over the weekend whether to jump ship or to hold on to the helm of Likud, a right-wing party he helped found but which has been ideologically adrift over Israel's withdrawal from Gaza after 38 years of occupation....

2005-11-17 04:39:16

By Allyn Fisher-Ilan TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel's right-wing Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and the new leader of the leftist Labour party agreed at a meeting on Thursday to hold early elections in late February or March. An early ballot has been on the cards since Amir Peretz defeated veteran peacemaker Shimon Peres last week in a surprise victory to lead Labour, vowing to leave the ruling coalition and force an election before it is due in November 2006. Political uncertainty since...

2005-11-17 05:00:57

By Allyn Fisher-Ilan TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel's right-wing Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and the new leader of the leftist Labour party agreed at a meeting on Thursday to hold early elections in late February or March. An early ballot has been on the cards since Amir Peretz defeated veteran peacemaker Shimon Peres last week in a surprise victory to lead Labour, vowing to leave the ruling coalition and force an election before it is due in November 2006. Political uncertainty since...


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