Что последует за референдумом в "Ликуде"?

Предложение премьер-министра Ариэля Шарона по одностороннему уходу израильтян из сектора Газы и части Западного берега Иордана потерпело сокрушительное и, кажется, даже унизительное поражение на референдуме в его собственной партии "Ликуд". Однако, по-видимому, это мало повлияет или вовсе не повлияет на намерение Шарона реализовать этот план.

На первый взгляд это должно вызвать удивление, поскольку перед референдумом он заявил, что будет действовать в соответствии с его итогами. Но Шарону 75 лет и, вероятно, года через два он отойдет от дел. Он твердо намерен сделать этот план своим политическим наследием. А поскольку прецедента партийного референдума до этих пор не существовало, он может утверждать, что итоги голосования ни к чему его не обязывают.

Более того, Шарон обеспечил себе поддержку своих главных политических соперников, в особенности бывшего премьер-министра Бенджамина (Биби) Нетаньяху. Сегодня они не могут бросить ему вызов как оппозиция в самом "Ликуде".

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