Dichter: Olmert and the coalition will stay in office until 2009

Olmert needs to continue serving as prime minister, and the present government will stay in office until the next elections in 2009, Public Security Minister Avi Dichter said during an interview on Channel 2 on Thursday. Dichter also tried to explain away the criticism that the government has not acted fast enough to implement the recommendations of the Winograd Committee. "Not all of the problems which were discussed in the report were fixed, and it's not reasonable that they would all be fixed after only a year and a half," Dichter said.