Israeli elections

As expected, Kadima won the elections yesterday, making Olmert the new Prime Minister. The margin of victory was less than predicted, however, with Kadima winning only 28 of 120 seats (99% of votes have been counted) and the turnout of 63.2% was the lowest in Israel’s history.

Yesterday, the Palestinians also voted to confirm Ismail Haniya as the leader of the next Palestinian government.

So we’ll see what happens next.

And for a recent run up of the Gaza food shortage, see here, here, and here.