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Early elections in Israel

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Early elections in Israel

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Amir Peretz may not yet be well-known on the international stage but the new leader of the Israeli Labour Party is hoping to change all that when he challenges Ariel Sharon in a snap poll as soon as next February. News of a ballot up to nine months ahead of schedule came after Peretz met the man he hopes to replace as prime minister. Conservative premier Sharon agreed to an early showdown with his rival, prompting reaction on the street.