by Rick in TX
Tue Mar 28th, 2006 at 05:50:44 PM EST
Peace (hopefully) moved "Forward" today with Kadima.
Here's my favorite part:
There was dejection in the Likud camp, which had difficulty regrouping after the party split late last year into rival factions headed by Sharon and Benjamin Netanyahu.
"Although the actual results have yet to arrive, we have no doubt that the Likud has sustained a heavy blow," Netanyahu told party activists.
In a direct swipe at Sharon, Netanyahu said the party had already been hard hit when "the former head of the party left it, and left us a broken, shattered movement."
Exit polls show Kadima getting between 29-32 seats, Labour (yay!) 20-22, Yisrael Beitenu (hardline Russian immigrants) 12-14, and Likud between 11-13, possibly tied for fourth with the Sephardic religious party Shas. The likely coalition would be (if there are enough seats) Kadima, Labour, and the new pensionier party Gil (6-8 seats).