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Zionist Union co-leader Tzipi Livni said Thursday she was very concerned with the election results, which show Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party leading with 30 seats while her faction trails with 24 mandates.
"I think Netanyahu is harmful to Israel, but he is not an enemy of the State of Israel," Livni told Army Radio.
However, she charged that the premier had tried to turn the Israeli Left into the enemy of the state and deemed the position as "unforgivable."
Livni stated that the maneuver had lead Netanyahu to victory, but she warned that it was also a move that leads to hatred and fear.
Turning to the Zionist Union's campaign efforts, Livni indicated that more could have been done.
Shortly after her running mate Isaac Herzog
refrained from labeling their Zionist Union party's campaign as a failure in an interview with the radio station, Livni asserted that it in fact had been.
"Truth be told, we had a failed campaign. I struggled to remove Netanyahu from power," she told the radio station.