Livni speaks at Herzliya Conference 390.
(photo credit: Courtesy of Kadima)
Bat Yam Mayor Shlomi Lahiani announced he would not be running for Kadima
leadership on Monday, hours before the deadline to officially submit
The final list of candidates for the Kadima primary, set to
take place on March 27, consists of party Chairwoman Tzipi Livni, MK Shaul Mofaz
and MK Avi Dichter.
Lahiani explained that he considered running, but
decided against it because he loves Bat Yam and still has work to do as its
However, he added that he would like to lead Kadima in the
Last week, sources close to Mofaz accused Livni of encouraging
Lahiani to run to take votes away from Mofaz. Livni rejected the
“Nothing of the sort even entered my mind,” she said. “I
would let anyone run because we live in a democracy and our party is
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