Olmert, Livni agree to make political comeback togetherOusted leaders of Kadima party make pact to face January elections together — if they choose to runBy Sam Ser October 18, 2012, 4:14 am 5 Share on emailEmailShare on printPrintSharePrime minister Ehud Olmert and foreign minister Tzipi Livni at a cabinet meeting in 2007. TopicsEhud Olmert and Tzipi Livni, together again. That is the pact the two reportedly forged in a 90-minute meeting on Wednesday, when the former Kadima party leaders agreed to join forces should they choose to run in the upcoming general elections.
Olmert, the former prime minister who was forced to step down under the cloud of corruption charges, would rejoin Livni, the foreign minister who replaced him at the helm of the party but left politics when she was ousted from the Kadima leadership earlier this year after failing to form a governing coalition in the last general elections.
Olmert has been weighing a return to politics, but his ability to run for office was cast in doubt on Tuesday when the State Attorney’s Office informed Olmert’s lawyers that it will appeal his acquittal in at least one, and possibly both, of the two substantive corruption cases in which he was acquitted by the Jerusalem District Court in July.
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