Kadima

  • kadima

    קדימה
    leaderariel sharon
    ehud olmert
    tzipi livni
    shaul mofaz
    akram hasson
    founded24 november 2005 (2005-11-24)
    dissolved2015
    split fromlikud
    headquarterspetah tikva, israel
    membership (2012)96,000
    ideologyliberalism[1]
    zionism
    political positioncentre[2]
    international affiliationworld zionist organization
    kadima.org.il
    • politics of israel
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    • elections

    kadima (hebrew: קדימה, lit. forward) was a centrist and liberal[3] political party in israel. it was established on 24 november 2005 by moderates from likud largely to support the issue of ariel sharon's unilateral disengagement plan,[4] and was soon joined by like-minded labor politicians.[5]

    with ehud olmert as party chairman following sharon's stroke, it became the largest party in the knesset after the 2006 elections, winning 29 of the 120 seats, and led a coalition government. although kadima also won the most seats in the 2009 elections under tzipi livni's leadership, it became an opposition party for the first time after a likud-led government was formed. livni was defeated in the 2012 leadership election, losing out to the more conservative shaul mofaz. following livni's defeat, the party's progressive wing broke away at the end of 2012,[6][7][8] to form a new centre-left party, hatnuah, which livni led from the outset. in the 2013 elections, kadima became the smallest party in the knesset, winning only 2 seats and barely passing the electoral threshold. it did not enter the 2015 elections.

    to date, it is the only party other than mapai/labor or likud to have led a government in israel.

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Kadima

קדימה
LeaderAriel Sharon
Ehud Olmert
Tzipi Livni
Shaul Mofaz
Akram Hasson
Founded24 November 2005 (2005-11-24)
Dissolved2015
Split fromLikud
HeadquartersPetah Tikva, Israel
Membership (2012)96,000
IdeologyLiberalism[1]
Zionism
Political positionCentre[2]
International affiliationWorld Zionist Organization
kadima.org.il

Kadima (Hebrew: קדימה, lit. Forward) was a centrist and liberal[3] political party in Israel. It was established on 24 November 2005 by moderates from Likud largely to support the issue of Ariel Sharon's unilateral disengagement plan,[4] and was soon joined by like-minded Labor politicians.[5]

With Ehud Olmert as party chairman following Sharon's stroke, it became the largest party in the Knesset after the 2006 elections, winning 29 of the 120 seats, and led a coalition government. Although Kadima also won the most seats in the 2009 elections under Tzipi Livni's leadership, it became an opposition party for the first time after a Likud-led government was formed. Livni was defeated in the 2012 leadership election, losing out to the more conservative Shaul Mofaz. Following Livni's defeat, the party's progressive wing broke away at the end of 2012,[6][7][8] to form a new centre-left party, Hatnuah, which Livni led from the outset. In the 2013 elections, Kadima became the smallest party in the Knesset, winning only 2 seats and barely passing the electoral threshold. It did not enter the 2015 elections.

To date, it is the only party other than Mapai/Labor or Likud to have led a government in Israel.