From DEBKAfile, May 28, 2008, 2:13 PM (GMT+02:00):
In a tensely awaited statement, defense minister Ehud Barak said: “Considering the situation and the weighty challenges facing the country ... Ehud Olmert cannot be considered fit to manage affairs of state and I call upon him to withdraw as prime minister ....“We are not waiting for Kadima with a stop watch, but would hope they move quickly,” he said.
... the Barak announcement disappointed ...[those] who expected him to take Labor out of the government coalition and [force] a general election.
...Four members of Olmert’s own Kadima have [also] called on him to step down...
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