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Response to Panasonic (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 17, 2012, 04:22 PM

9. Likud, not Kadima.

Kadima were briefly -, for less than 3 months - in coalition with the Likud but not any more. Netanyahu is the leader of the Likud and is a dreadful Prime Minister in many ways.

For a while, the Labor Party were in coalition with the Likud (yes, really, and it's happened before), but eventually they split; the official Labor Party, led by Shelly Yachimovich, is in Opposition. Ehud Barak, the former leader of the party, together with some of his colleagues, founded a brand new breakaway party and stayed in the coalition.

You are right about Avigdor Lieberman. More generally, the Israeli political system has been distorted by almost-pure proportional representation, which means that small nutcase parties can and often do hold a government hostage. Pure proportional representation distorts democracy as much as the total lack of it (we in the UK are at that other extreme).

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