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Centrist Kadima Party to Lead Israeli Government

Acting Prime Minister and Kadima leader Ehud Olmert (L) celebrates the election results with former Prime Minister Shimon Peres early on Wednesday.
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Acting Prime Minister and Kadima leader Ehud Olmert (L) celebrates the election results with former Prime Minister Shimon Peres early on Wednesday.

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Eric Westervelt is a San Francisco-based correspondent for NPR's National Desk. He has reported on major events for the network from wars and revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa to historic wildfires and terrorist attacks in the U.S.