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    • 29.12.09 | 13:22 (IST)

    Bibi would be left with a coalition of 28 leftist Kadima MKS & 13 leftist Labour MKs compared to 27 Likud and it is likely it would also cause alot of rebelion in the ramks & Barak would stick with Livni now he has a left wing partner. If Bibi didn't act left wing enough for them all it would take is for one of those left wing parties to pull out and Bibi would not be able to get the right back so it would mean elections. Livni would welcome an election, in opposition and hasn't got much to loose but the last thing Bibi wants is an election especially because he would almost certainly loose his job as head of Likud. Likud members will say we voted for Likud but thanks to Bibi we got Kadima. Right wing voters would loose trust in Likud & choose a nationalist party spliiting the right wing vote & brining Livni to power as a result. By rejecting the offer Livni has given up the chance to become the unofficial PM who could push Bibi and force elections which would destroy Likud

    from the article: Akiva Eldar / Why Netanyahu really wants Livni in his cabinet
    First published 01:46 29.12.09 | Last updated 11:18 29.12.09
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