Sharon, Netanyahu to Meet to Discuss Elections
Israel's Likud leader Ariel Sharon and former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu are to meet to discuss a series of election-related issues, including a date for the general elections and the cancellation of the direct elections law, reported Haaretz newspaper, quoting the army radio Sunday.
Netanyahu, who returns Monday from a lecture tour in the US, is widely expected to challenge Sharon for the leadership of the party, said the report.
At present, he holds a massive 14-17 point lead over Prime Minister Ehud Barak in opinion polls, said the paper.
Barak declared last Tuesday that he agreed to hold early elections in the country as he failed to form a unity government with Sharon - Albawaba.com
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