Sat, Feb 10, 2001 - Page 1 News List

Sharon, Barak consider coalition

ISRAEL The new prime minister may try to form a government with the party of the man he defeated on Tuesday to continue disrupted peace talks with the Palestinians


Barak, now caretaker prime minister, announced after his defeat that he would step down as Labour chief and resign from parliament once Sharon had forged a coalition and taken office.

But he decided on Thursday to head his party's negotiations along with elder statesman Shimon Peres.

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