Kadima Council chairman: I'm voting Likud

Kadima Council chairman and former Rishon Lezion mayor Meir Nitzan said Wednesday that he was resigning from his post and would vote Likud in the February 10 general election. "My decision stems, first and foremost, from my concerns for the future of the country," Nitzan wrote in a letter he sent to Kadima leader Tzipi Livni and obtained by Channel 2, adding that Kadima was a party without direction. Nitzan compared Livni to Likud chairman Binyamin Netanyahu and Labor leader Ehud Barak. Concerning Livni, he wrote that she lacked experience on the prime ministerial level, as well as on defense and the economy. "Her little experience as foreign minister doesn't make her a suitable candidate, compared with the other two," he continued.