Israel sets February 10 as date for early elections

Israel Materials 30 October 2008 16:24 (UTC +04:00)

Israel will hold elections on February 10, Knesset (parliament) Speaker Dalia Itzik announced Thursday.

The date was officially set after most parties had already agreed on it in principle in a meeting with Itziki on Tuesday, reported dpa.

The elections, a year and a month ahead of schedule, follow Ehud Olmert's resignation last month as prime minister to fight corruption charges and Foreign Minister Tzipi Linvi's failure to form a new government.