Olmert. Corrupt
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Livni. Honest
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Olmert tops corruption list

Sderot Conference presents annual political corruption survey, reveals public sees PM as most corrupt, Foreign Minister Livni as most honest

The Sderot Conference for Social and Economic Policy presented on Wednesday its annual corruption survey.


The survey, conducted by the Maagar Mohot Institute, spanned 551 participants, who were presented with various questions regarding the performance of public officials in Israel in 2007.


At the top of the list was Prime Minister Ehud Olmert: Fifty-six percent of those polled said they believed he was corrupt. Coming in second was former Finance Minister Abraham Hirchson, with 56% of the votes and rounding up the top three were Vice Premier Haim Ramon and Minister for Strategic Affairs Avigdor Lieberman, with 33% of the votes each.


Leading the most-honest ministers' list was Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni - 46% voted her the most honest politician. Education Minister Yuli Tamir came in second with 40% and Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz came in third, with 34% voting him the most honest politician.


Among the Knesset members, MK Tzachi Hangebi (Kadima) was chosen by 40% of those polled as most corrupt, 38% chose Opposition leader MK Benjamin Netanyahu (Likud) and 32% chose MK Esterina Tartman (Yisrael Beiteinu) as most corrupt.


Some 44% of those polled chose MK Shelly Yacimovich (Labor-Meimad) as the most honest MK, with Knesset Speaker Dalia Itzik coming in second (41%) and MK Ran Cohen (Meretz-Yahad) coming in third (34%).


פרסום ראשון: 11.07.07, 19:59
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