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Second-place finisher in Israel’s election set to form government

Livni will oppose Netanyahu’s coalition


 

Israel’s president, Shimon Peres, has formally asked Benjamin Netanyahu, leader of the right-wing Likud party, to form Israel’s next government. Likud won 28 seats in recent elections, one fewer than its centrist rival Kadima. But he has the support of other right-of-centre parties, notably ultranationalist Yisrael Beiteinu. Netanyahu says he wants to form a broad coalition that will include his main rivals in Kadima. But Kadima’s leader, Tzipi Livni, says her party will oppose Netanyahu’s coalition.

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Second-place finisher in Israel’s election set to form government

  1. It’s a constitutional crisis!

    Oh… wait… it’s the normal workings of a parliamentary democracy.

  2. Haha.

    Will Harper issue a press release condemning this?

  3. If an opposition party with one seat fewer than the Conservatives had sought a coalition with others, Harper would have had trouble making his outrage stick. Sadly, no such party could be found.

    • hmmm…the numbers have nothing to do with Spencer’s point; and, I am not sure it would… it would still have meant a deal with the socialists, after all.

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