Ehud Olmert May Take On Bibi in Election

Scandal-Tarred Ex-Premier Mulls Return to Politics

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By Haaretz

Published October 10, 2012.

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will decide whether or not he intends run in the upcoming elections in the next few days, with political sources indicating on Wednesday that former IDF chief Gazi Ashkenazi was considering to align himself with the former premier.

Consultations with legal advisers have reportedly “paved the way” for Olmert’s possible return to politics, despite the fact that the former PM was convicted of breach of trust in the Investment Center affair in July, and in spite of ongoing trial involving Olmert in the Holyland case.

Aides to the former premier claimed that there weren’t any legal obstacles standing in Olmert’s way back to the prime minister’s seat or to a place in the Knesset, but it is doubtful whether he could be named cabinet minister as long as he is the subject of a pending indictment.

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