Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert
and former Opposition Chairwoman Tzipi Livni
– both once the heads of the Kadima Party – met Wednesday, against the backdrop of persistent rumors that they may join forces for a political comeback ahead of the nearing elections.
The two reportedly agreed that the "serious deterioration" in all aspects of Israeli government mandate a change in the country's leadership.
A joint statement issued following the meeting said that is was "positive" and that the two had agreed to hold similar meetings over the coming days.
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Both Olmert and Livni have remained mum regarding the possibility of returning to politics.
"This isn't just my decision," Linvi said earlier in the week. "We need a bloc and a joint decision on a premiership candidate. I'm at the point where I need to know it's more than just being heard – it's doing what Israel
needs and leading a change."
Itamar Eichner is a Ynet and Yedioth Ahronoth correspondent
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