Israel’s Livni Would Win 10 Knesset Seats With New Party
by News Editor
Times of Israel – Former foreign minister and Kadima leader Tzipi Livni would win 10 seats at the head of a new party in the January elections, an opinion poll showed Friday.
The same poll, for Channel 2 by respected pollster Mina Zemach, indicated that Defense Minister Ehud Barak, who heads his own Atzmaut (Independence) party, will clear the Knesset threshold and return to parliament with four seats. Prior to Operation Pillar of Defense against Hamas, which Barak stewarded, polls indicated he would not secure a Knesset seat.