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Olmert survives 3 no-confidence votes

Embattled Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert passed a parliamentary test with surprising ease Monday, defeating three parliamentary motions of no confidence by wide margins. Under Israeli law, an absolute majority of 61 of the Knesset’s 120 members is needed to adopt a motion forcing the government to resign. But each of the motions drew only 28 “yes” votes, while the vote against ranged from 60 to 62, with six to nine members abstaining. Full Story

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