Israel’s largest party to choose leader
JERUSALEM | Israel’s largest party, relegated to the opposition after 2009 national elections, was choosing its leader Tuesday in a rematch between a former peace negotiator and a onetime defense chief who directed Israel’s tough response to the last Palestinian uprising.
The race between current Kadima Party chief Tzipi Livni and Shaul Mofaz was expected to be close.
Whoever wins will face the difficult task of trying to wrest power from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The Israeli leader has been riding high in polls, with Kadima tumbling in popularity.
Ms. Livni, 53, served as foreign minister in the previous government.
Mr. Mofaz, 63, was chief of the Israeli military.