Livni: The public has lost its faith in elected officials

Continuing in her campaign for the chairmanship of the Kadima party, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni again railed against corruption in politics, and promised to restore the public's faith in their elected officials. "There is no doubt that the public has lost its faith in politics," Livni said during a speech at Tel-Aviv University. "From here, the path to an unstable foundation of democracy and anarchy is very short." "This year we celebrated [Israel's 60th anniversary]," she continued. "But if you ask the first person you meet on the street what is the state of the nation, he would say in one word, 'bad.'" "It is important, and we mustn't cheapen that," Livni said. "This is a collective feeling which demonstrates a lack of public faith in those who were elected."