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2005-11-17 03:48:54

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 won a surprise victory in a Labour leadership battle last week and vowed to leave Sharon's ruling coalition to force an election before it is due in November 2006. Peretz said after the short meeting in Tel Aviv...

2005-11-17 03:26:58

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 won a surprise victory in a Labour leadership battle last week and vowed to leave Sharon's ruling coalition to force an election before it is due in November 2006. Peretz said after the short meeting in Tel Aviv...

2005-11-17 03:13:25

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and new Labour party leader Amir Peretz agreed at a short meeting on Thursday to hold elections between late February and March, officials from both sides said. Peretz said that he hoped an exact date would be set by Monday, when parliament is expected to discuss bringing forward elections, which had originally been scheduled for November 2006. "I will let him decide the date within the period of the end of February and the...

2005-11-17 02:43:51

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and new Labour party leader Amir Peretz met on Thursday for talks on breaking up the ruling coalition and setting a date for early elections, a spokesman for Peretz said. After a surprise win in Labour's leadership contest last week, Peretz said he wanted to take leftist Labour out of the alliance with Sharon's right-wing Likud and prepare for elections early next year. Sharon, meeting Peretz for the first time since the Labour...

2005-11-17 01:30:06

By Corinne Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon backs holding early parliamentary elections in February because of the planned departure of the left-wing Labour party from his shaky coalition, Israeli media reported on Thursday. "As soon as it became clear that the existing political framework was falling apart, I came to the conclusion that the best thing for the country is to hold new elections as soon as possible," he told Yedioth Ahronoth, Israel's...

2005-11-17 00:42:22

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Ariel Sharon will tell Labour party leader Amir Peretz that he supports a new election in February in view of the group's planned departure from his coalition, Israeli media reported on Thursday. "It's obvious that elections will be brought forward," the Maariv newspaper quoted Sharon as telling confidants on Wednesday. "We must conduct elections so that 2006 will not be a lost year regarding the political and economic process, and the passing of...

2005-11-17 00:35:24

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Ariel Sharon will tell Labour party leader Amir Peretz that he supports new Israeli elections in view of the group's planned departure from his coalition, the Maariv newspaper said on Thursday. "It's obvious that elections will be brought forward," Maariv quoted Sharon as telling confidants on Wednesday. "We must conduct elections so that 2006 will not be a lost year regarding the political and economic process, and the passing of the budget."

2005-11-16 18:31:48

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Ariel Sharon meets Israel's new Labour Party chief on Thursday for talks expected to spell the end of the coalition government and usher in early elections. Amir Peretz, a trade union leader who ousted Shimon Peres as Labour's leader in a November 9 party ballot, has vowed to split with Sharon's ruling right-wing Likud and seek a national poll in March or May. Elections are currently due in November 2006. "Given the sorry state...

2005-11-16 07:47:56

By Matt Spetalnick JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Ariel Sharon will call an early election if the new Labour Party leader demands it, Israel's foreign minister said on Wednesday, signaling that the poll could be held in March. Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom, speaking to Israel Radio from a conference in Tunisia, said Sharon told him at a recent meeting that there was "no reason to delay the matter" of an early national election, now due in November 2006. Amir Peretz, a trade...

2005-11-16 04:30:44

By Matt Spetalnick JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Ariel Sharon will call an early election if the new Labour Party leader demands it, Israel's foreign minister said on Wednesday, signaling that the poll could be held in March. Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom, speaking to Israel Radio from a conference in Tunisia, said Sharon told him at a recent meeting that there was "no reason to delay the matter" of an early national election, now due in November 2006. Amir Peretz, a trade...


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