Tzipi Livni, Israel's foreign minister, won a narrow election victory today to become the leader of the ruling Kadima party, putting her on track to become the country's first female prime minister in more than 30 years.
Livni, a former Mossad agent and lawyer, now has six weeks to put together a coalition government. If she succeeds she will become Israel's first female prime minister since Golda Meir resigned in 1974.
It's as if he stole the words right out of my mouth. There was I thinking over breakfast, 'That country has a real dearth of female prime ministers.'