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  10/22/2012, Cheshvan 6, 5773

Livni and Olmert Expected to Announce Election Plans


Former prime minister Ehud Olmert and fellow former Kadima party leader Tzipi Livni are expected to announce, Monday or Tuesday, whether they will take part in January's Knesset elections. The feeling in Kadima is that they won't run.

Olmert faces prosecution in the Holyland corruption trial in Jerusalem. Prosecutors are also appealing the dismissal of other charges against him. Judges ruled that the conviction and community service sentence handed down on one charge do not qualify as moral turpitude that would legally bar Olmert from running for office.