Polling an internal party election has to be difficult. And the outcome of the contest for party leader to succeed Prime Minister Ehud Olmert showed just how hard it is.
While Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni did win, as projected, it was a lot closer than the 10-point margin expected. It was 43.1% to 42% over Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz.
(Unlike most parliamentary parties, Kadima evidently does not require a majority of the internal party selectorate to choose a leader.)
(An Israeli contact tells me that all of the three main parties in Israel use a 40% threshold for leadership election.)
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