Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pulled out of Israel’s race for prime minister after the Knesset refused to dissolve itself and hold elections for both parliament and premier. Netanyahu had said that an election for prime minister alone would saddle the winner with the parliament’s current political deadlock. The opposition Likud Party named its current leader, Ariel Sharon, as its prime ministerial candidate.
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