Kadima-Forward in a Dealigned Party System

Michal Shamir*, Raphael Ventura, Asher Arian, Orit Kedar

*Corresponding author for this work

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At a press conference held on November 21, 2005, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon announced the formation of a new party, initially called “National Responsibility, " but later renamed “Kadima” (“Forward” or “Onward” in Hebrew). On that same day he resigned from Likud and asked President Moshe Katsav to dissolve the Knesset. Sharon thus set in motion the process leading to early elections in March, and launched the long-rumored “Big Bang.”.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationThe Elections in Israel 2006
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)9781351321433
ISBN (Print)9781351321440
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes

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