Economists: Early Vote to Bring Fresh Policy Mandate

'Netanyahu did the right thing economically when he decided to move elections forward,' said Eyal Gabbai, who directed the Prime Minister's Office under Netanyahu for two years.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to call early elections puts next year's budget as well as a raft of reforms on hold. But economists told TheMarker that when the dust of campaigning and coalition talks clears the economy will benefit from having a new government with a fresh mandate.