Seven MKs Split From Kadima, Securing Funds for Livni's New Party

MK Meir Sheetrit joins his six breakaway colleagues at Livni's Hatnuah; by joining Livni, the seven MKs, who constitute one quarter of the Kadima faction in the current Knesset, will bring the new party funding money and allotment of campaign airtime.

Seven Knesset members have already submitted to the Knesset House Committee a request to split from the Kadima party and join the new Hatnuah party headed by Tzipi Livni.