At a press conference held on November 21, 2005, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon announced the formation of a new party, initially called “National Responsibility, " but later renamed “Kadima” (“Forward” or “Onward” in Hebrew). On that same day he resigned from Likud and asked President Moshe Katsav to dissolve the Knesset. Sharon thus set in motion the process leading to early elections in March, and launched the long-rumored “Big Bang.”.
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