What Next for the Labor Party?
Following the resignation of Ehud Barak, the Labor
Party will choose a new leader. Barak will officially remain in office until
Prime Minister-elect Sharon establishes a Government. It is expected that the
lead contenders for the party’s leadership will be Justice Minister Yossi
Beilin, Knesset Speaker Avrum Burg, and cabinet member Haim Ramon. Foreign
Minister Shlomo Ben Ami might also throw his hat in the ring.