By a slim margin, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni captured the chairmanship of Israel's ruling Kadima Party at the conclusion of a dramatic night that saw her projected 10-point lead whittle down to just over one percentage ponit.
With Livni's victory official as of Thursday morning, she will assume the mantle of party chief from Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. Yet she will not automatically become prime minister. Here is a brief look at the process:
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