Once again we see a bizarre perception of the extreme left that some how Livni defeated the left? Livni is the left and was defeated for that reason. Meretz and Labor suicided by backing the historical mistake of OSLO and being responsible for thousands of Israelis being murdered and maimed while strengthening Hamas, Fatah, Iran, and Hizbollah during their tenor and legitimized Arafat and the terrorist PLO organization. The last election Livni was offered many times to form a government with Bibi and refused. Bibi in all fairness was Livni's superior in the Likud, was PM previously and won the election (rather the "right did"), Livni had a choice to either to make Kadima the new Likud as Sharon designed or to make it as Olmert wanted the new Labor which is what Livni chose in order to combat Bibi and she lost as did Labor since all left jumped on her raft to prevent Bibi from winning. Now Kadima is the new Labor. Kadima eem Avodah!
Ofir Akunis officially replaces Danny Danon as minister of science, technology, and space (Haaretz)
from the article: Livni, the princess of the tribe