Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert spoke this evening with European Union Commissioner for External Relations Benita Ferrero-Waldner and Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos, who telephoned in order to congratulate him on his election victory and to wish him success in forming a government.
 
Acting Prime Minister Olmert also received letters congratulating him on his victory from Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi.