Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Election Update 2

The situation is still up in the air. President Shimon Peres is probably going to have to decide who gets to try and form a government. At the moment it seems Mission Impossible!! (Our election system is to blame and needs to be changed!!) 61 Mandates are needed to form a government. It seems Bibi can gather 45 mandates from the rightwing parties and Tzipi has the 28 mandates from Kadima and a big problem - the parties on the left (the would-be allies of Kadima) won't sit on a Kadima government with Avigdor Lieberman. The best solution would be if Tzipi and Bibi combined forces for a national unity government but that would mean rotation of the Prime Minister - something which Bibi refuses to even consider. It's not over till the fat lady (or whoever) sings....

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