by Roni Sofer
Latest Update: 09.21.08, 13:46
Prime minister informs cabinet ministers he will be stepping down; congratulates newly elected Kadima Chairwoman Livni on primaries’ victory, says willing to help her form new coalition
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is expected to arrive at the President’s Residence at 7:30 pm Sunday in order to submit his resignation to President Shimon Peres. His government will then become a transit government until newly elected Kadima Chairwoman Tzipi Livni forms a new coalition or decides to call elections.
Earlier Sunday, Olmert informed the cabinet that he would be stepping down, just 33 months after taking office.