A Knesset recount revealed that Ariel Sharon fared even worse than thought in a nonbinding no-confidence vote last week. The Israeli prime minister lost the Oct. 11 motion — lodged by opposition groups against his plan to disengage Israel from the Palestinians as well as the government’s economic policy — by a vote of 53-44. But Israeli media said Monday that a recount found the difference to be larger, with 56 lawmakers voting no-confidence in the prime minister, and only 39 opposed.
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