Livni: Kadima under Mofaz would be 'Likud B'

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March 26, 2012 18:16

 
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A day ahead of the Kadima primary against rival Shaul Mofaz, Opposition Leader Tzipi Livni told Israel Radio she was confident in winning, and that a Mofaz-led Kadima would simply be a "Likud B."

"I plan on leading Kadima," Livni said. Her "Likud B" label implied that Mofaz would more willingly join a unity government with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

Asked whether she regretted her own decision not to join Netanyahu's government after the last election, when she failed build a ruling coalition, Livni responded with a quick, "No."

She went on to add that she had made the decision based on her values and the values of Kadima's voters. If Netanyahu had offered a centrist platform such as passing a constitution, she said, she would have happily joined. "I am today personally paying the price for that decision," Livni said.

When complimented on her energetic campaigning, Livni took another swipe at Netanyahu, saying that while her message encouraged voters, "When Netanyahu was in the opposition, he made an effort not to be heard" so as not to remind people what he was like as prime minister, she said.

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