Mofaz calls for unity government with Likud

By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
March 19, 2012 07:28
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Kadima leadership candidate Shaul Mofaz said Sunday night that if elected leader of Kadima and forms a coalition after the next general election, he would form a national-unity government with the Likud.

Mofaz made the statement at an event at a Tel Aviv bar organized by Mitpakdim, a new organization that encourages young people to become more politically active by entering current political parties and influencing their future from within. The group hosted current Kadima leader Tzipi Livni last week to give its members a chance to hear both major candidates ahead of the March 27 primary.

“Israel needs a national-unity government because the challenges Israel is facing require us to have a wide coalition that doesn't depend on a few MKs,” Mofaz said. “The public wanted Kadima, which won 28 seats, to be part of the government.

Mofaz said he had favored entering Netanyahu's coalition on condition that it adopt a diplomatic plan and change the political system within a year and a half. He said he still believed the political system could be changed if the leaders of the largest parties got together and insisted on it.

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