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Mofaz: Top Goal Is To Topple Bibi

MK Shaul Mofaz, who won the Kadima primary last week, will be appointed on Monday as the new opposition head, replacing former Kadima Chairwoman Tzipi Livni.

At the first Kadima meeting since his victory, Mofaz said this morning, “We are embarking on a new and common path. Any action we take from now on will be for the sake of one mission — to replace Netanyahu’s bad and cold government.”

Last Tuesday, Mofaz won 61.7 percent of the votes in the Kadima primary — a total of 23,987 votes —and Livni took 37.2 percent — a total of 14,516 votes.

“God willing, we will replace the next government,” Mofaz said at Monday’s meeting. “There are and will not be negotiations to join the government,” he said, adding that Kadima “is much bigger and stronger than Likud and other parties.”

Mofaz said his first objective as the new head of Kadima would be to bring the Knesset Economic Affairs Committee under the party’s control, which he said would occur in early May. He added that he also intended to submit a number of bills on social issues.

After winning the primaries on Tuesday, Mofaz called on Livni to join him in the party’s efforts to pose a serious challenge to the Netanyahu government.

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