Kadima discussing replacing Olmert due to probe

Senior Kadima officials said Tuesday evening that if the criminal investigation against Prime Minister Ehud Olmert ran into complications, the party would not wait for the probe's results and would work to replace Olmert as party chairman, Army Radio reported. State Prosecutor Eran Shendar announced earlier in the evening that the state was opening an investigation into the prime minster's alleged involvement in the Bank Leumi tender affair.