Netanyahu wins Israel's Lieberman backing in PM contest

Israeli opposition leader's chances of becoming prime minister appeared to improve significantly on Thursday after he won the backing of a Lieberman.

Netanyahu wins Israel's Lieberman backing in PM contest
Israeli opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu's chances of becoming prime minister appeared to improve significantly on Thursday after he won the backing of a Lieberman.

Avigdor Lieberman, head of the far-right Yisrael Beiteinu party, recommended in broadcast remarks to President Shimon Peres that he tap Netanyahu to try to form a government, on condition the right-wing Likud leader pursued a broad coalition.

Both Netanyahu and centre-left Kadima party leader Tzipi Livni laid claim to the premiership after an inconclusive Feb. 10 election.

Reuters
Last Mod: 19 Şubat 2009, 12:55
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