[QODLink]
Archive
Poll shows Sharon party ahead
The new centrist party of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has a commanding lead over the right-wing Likud party he dramatically left this week, an opinion poll has suggested.
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2005 23:12 GMT
Sharon left Likud party this week
The new centrist party of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has a commanding lead over the right-wing Likud party he dramatically left this week, an opinion poll has suggested.

Sharon's Kadima (Forward) movement would win 34 seats in the 120-member parliament against 28 seats for Labour and just 15 for the Likud, according to the poll commissioned by Israel's privately-run Channel 10 television on Thursday.

It was the fourth poll since Sharon's resignation from the Likud earlier this week to vindicate his political gamble ahead of 28 March parliamentary elections.

The others suggested Kadima would win between 30 and 33 seats, the Likud between 12 and 15 seats, a dramatic drop from its current 40, and Labour some 26 seats.

The latest poll was conducted among a representative sample of 500 Israelis and had a margin of error of 4.5%.

Source:
AFP
Topics in this article
People
Country
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
Nearly half of Canadians have suffered inappropriate advances on the job - and the political arena is no exception.
Featured
Women's rights activists are demanding change after Hanna Lalango, 16, was gang-raped on a bus and left for dead.
Buried in Sweden's northern forest, Sorsele has welcomed many unaccompanied kids who help stabilise a town exodus.
A look at the changing face of North Korea, three years after the death of 'Dear Leader'.
While some fear a Muslim backlash after café killings, solidarity instead appears to be the order of the day.
Victims spared by the deadly disease are reporting blindness and other unexpected post-Ebola health issues.