Israelis want president to resign

Israelis cannot forgive President Moshe Katsav.A poll of 516 people by the Dahaf institute for Yediot Ahronot showed 71 percent of respondents saying Katsav should resign at once, while 29 percent said he need not quit right now.

Israelis want president to resign

Occupied Jerusalem: At least two thirds of Israelis want President Moshe Katsav to resign over rape accusations which have been made against him.

Polls in two leading newspapers revealed the depth of feeling over potential rape and sexual assault charges being faced by the president.

A poll of 516 people by the Dahaf institute for Yediot Ahronot showed 71 percent of respondents saying Katsav should resign at once, while 29 percent said he need not quit right now.

Maariv newspaper ran a survey of 400 people by pollsters Teleseker, which said 66.7 percent of those questioned thought Katsav should step down resign, while 20.9 percent did not.

A parliamentary committee is due to meet on Thursday to discuss Katsav's request for temporary leave.

He is due to attend a hearing with the attorney general on allegations of rape, sexual assault and abuse of power.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Eylül 2018, 18:16
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