Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Israeli elections


The centrist Kadima is unexpectedly looking like they will emerge as the largest party (most polls suggesed the right-wing Likud would hold the biggest share), but with the rise of the hard-right but secular Israel Beiteinu party, it would seem the right-wing might have a better shot at forming government. Another link on the J-Post site though, says that negotionations for the formation of a right-wing block might be more difficult:


"A source in Likud was quoted as saying that Lieberman would "bleed us dry" in coalition negotiations"

At this point a "grand coalition" might be the most likely outcome, and in such a situation, Kadima, as the largest party, would probably get dibs on the Prime Ministership.

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