Only advantage I see is that he is REALLY popular tv host so he has a "fan base" already, plus people are looking for change and believe he could bring it. It's just to make sure that the power stays where it is.. Wonder if this can be also applied to singers, authors or public performers and intellectuals? I wouldn't say 3rd world country. more like some tactic adopted from US right-wing politics.
Ofir Akunis officially replaces Danny Danon as minister of science, technology, and space (Haaretz)
from the article: Netanyahu is losing the fight against the ultra-Orthodox on all fronts