Coalition talks between Israeli Likud and Labour parties underway

Sunday, December 12, 2004

ISRAEL — In Israel, key political parties have begin conversations to form a new government. The Likud party and the Labour party intend to cooperate to ensure a stable formation. If the process works as planned, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon can start his plan to evacuate Gaza. Mr. Sharon needed new coalition partners after sacking Shinui from government.