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Kadima
Leader Ariel Sharon
Ehud Olmert
Tzipi Livni
Shaul Mofaz
Akram Hasson
Founded 24 November 2005 (2005-11-24)
Dissolved 2015
Split from Likud
Headquarters Petah Tikva, Israel
Membership (2012) 96,000
Ideology Centrism
Liberalism
Zionism
Political position Centre
International affiliation World Zionist Organization
Colours Navy blue, Red and White
Most MKs 29 (2006)
Fewest MKs 2 (2013)

Kadima was a centrist and liberal political party in Israel. It was established on 24 November 2005 by moderates from Likud largely to support the issue of Ariel Sharon's unilateral disengagement plan, and was soon joined by like-minded Labor politicians.

With Ehud Olmert as party chairman it became the largest party in the Knesset after the 2006 elections, winning 29 of the 120 seats, and led a coalition government. It did not enter the 2015 elections.

To date, it is the only party other than Mapai/Labour or Likud to have led a government in Israel.

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