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  10/16/2012, Tishrei 30, 5773

Election Committee To Allow Olmert to Run for PM

Judge Eliakim Rubinstein of the Central Elections Committee rejected a petition to block former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert from running in the January elections. Members of Knesset Tzipi Hotovely and Ometz movement argued that because of Olmert's many court cases accusing him of bribery an corruption, he should be disqualified. The judge ruled there was no legal reason Olmert could not run for public office.