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Pressure increases on Olmert

ELECTIONS IN NOVEMBER?A survey showed that 70 percent of Israelis believe the prime minister should resign, while dailies claimed he could no longer fulfill his duties

AFP , JERUSALEM

And more than two-thirds of Israelis believe the premier must go.

Seventy percent believe Olmert should resign against 17 percent who do not think he should step down, a survey of 500 people published by the Israel Hayom daily showed.

Olmert, who became prime minister in 2006, faces three more police inquiries into suspected corruption involving potential conflicts of interest, fraudulent property transactions, and abuse of power linked to political appointments.

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