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Former Israeli PM Barak to return to politics

Published 07/01/2007

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak has announced his return to politics

He has announced that he will run for the leadership of the country's Labour Party, a first step toward trying for the country's highest office again

The announcement by Barak, 63, one of Israel's best-known figures, immediately shook up the race for the top spot in Labour, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's main coalition partner

The party's primaries are set for May.

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