Livni Meets with Lieberman

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CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni met with Yisrael Beiteinu chairman Avigdor Lieberman at the Foreign Ministry Wednesday morning.

"The public decided and established who it wants to see as the prime minister. This is an opportunity that can promote the issues that are important to you as well," Livni told Lieberman and the press.

The Kadima party chairwoman's conclusion is based on a one-seat lead over Likud party chairman and opposition leader Binyamin Netanyahu.

That one-mandate lead may evaporate when outstanding ballots, equal to five mandates, from Israel Defense Forces troops and diplomatic corps abroad are factored in on February 18.

Livni had a statement for the press as she left her Tel Avi apartment Wednesday morning.

"The nation voted en masse and I feel the huge responsibility to translate the power given me into action that will promote the country and unify the nation," Livni told reporters.

Following their meeting, Lieberman also gave a statement to the press.

"I met this morning with Tzipi Livni and will meet this afternoon with Netanyahu. We will clarify our positions and will give our part to putting together a cabinet as soon as possible," Lieberman said.

"The country has been paralyzed for a half year now and a country during elections cannot take care of the security situation or the economic situation. We are without a budget in the midst of an economic crisis," the chairman of the party that finished third in national elections said.

Source: YNet news

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