It's Livni ... No, it's Netanyahu. Or is it?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by dong20, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. dong20

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    Feb 17, 2006
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    The grey country
    I expected it would be close but still, I'm surprised that Livini did so well so late in the day. I wish she had done just that little bit better. I know one or two here will be disappointed that Netanyahu didn't clinch a decisive victory although he may yet prevail his wings may be somewhat 'clipped'.

    I wonder, now his 'political hands' are untied, if Olmert will take this window of opportunity to seek a more robust ceasefire/deal with Hamas, and of course should he do so, if it would be honoured by his successor.

    Some serious horsetrading ahead ...
  2. Flashy

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    Feb 27, 2007
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    at home
    Peres will ultimately have to ask Bibi to form the government.

    remember...people do not vote for candidates in Israel...they vote for the party.

    Lieberman took many votes away from Likud, and the natural alliance is Likud, Yisrael Beiteinu and Shas.

    Netanyahu will be the PM and lead the rightist coalition which is a clear majority in the Knesset.
    #2 Flashy, Feb 11, 2009
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2009
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