JERUSALEM - More than 100,000 members of Israel's Labor Party began voting Tuesday for a new leader from contenders Ami Ayalon and Ehud Barak.
The Jerusalem Post said various polls show support is almost equal for the two candidates from the center-left political party. Results aren't expected until early Wednesday.
The newspaper said Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert planned to meet with the winner on Wednesday and decide who should fill Cabinet vacancies in the Defense Ministry, Finance Ministry, the Ministry-without-Portfolio in charge of the Israel Broadcasting Authority.
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