PM remains defiant despite admitted unpopularity

March 15, 2007 20:44

Embattled Prime Minister Ehud Olmert declared Thursday that he would continue to lead the country despite his unpopularity. "I am an unpopular prime minister," Olmert admitted at a meeting of Kadima activists, acknowledging approval ratings that have approached single figures. Dismissing his critics, he said, "Though we are in the midst of the hunting season, I am sorry to disappoint my detractors - I am here to lead."

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