Ehud Olmert’s Kadima Party won the most seats in Israel’s election, but fared worse than polls had suggested. Kadima won 29-32 seats in the voting for Israel’s 120-seat Knesset, according to exit polls. As a result of Tuesday’s vote, which saw a record-low turnout, Olmert is likely to continue as prime minister, a job he assumed on an interim basis after Ariel Sharon suffered a debilitating stroke Jan. 4.
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