이스라엘의 집권당인 리쿠드 당이 내년 3월로 예정된 국회의원 총선거에서 참패 할 것이라는, 새로운 여론조사 결과가 나왔습니다.

일간 예디오쓰 아로노트 신문에 실린 조사 결과에 따르면, 의회인 크네셋에서 현재 40석을 갖고 있는 우익 리쿠드 당이 단지 10석을 얻는데 그칠 것으로 나타났습니다.  

반면, 아리엘 샤론 총리의 새 중도 정당 카디마 당은 34석을 차지하고, 노동당은 27석을 얻을 것으로 조사됐습니다.

 

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A new opinion poll in Israel shows the country's ruling Likud party would suffer a crushing defeat in parliamentary elections scheduled for March.

The survey, published in today's (Wednesday's) edition of the daily Yedioth Ahronot newspaper, indicates the right-wing Likud would win only 10 seats in the Knesset, down from its current total of 40.

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's new centrist Kadima party would gain 34 seats, while Labor would win 27 seats.

The poll's release comes hours before elder statesman Shimon Peres is expected to announce whether he will bolt from the Labor party and join forces with the prime minister.

Mr. Sharon quit Likud last week because he faced a revolt from right-wing deputies who opposed his decision to withdraw Israel from the Gaza Strip. Mr. Peres supported Mr. Sharon's disengagement plan.