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    • zionist forever
    • 13.01.14 | 12:52 (IST)

    Yesh Atitd is a here today gone tommorow party, even Kadima won an election with 29 seats in 2006 on an election ( on a Sharon sympathy vote ), in 2009 they were out of office and in 2013 those 29 seats from 2006 had dropped to just 2 seats. If a party like Kadima can go from party of government - virtual extinction in just 7 years how long does Lapid have? Yesh Atid was built around 1 man not a policy, already less than 1 year since the election Lapid has dropped in the polls from 19 seats - 12-13 if elections were held now. Yesh Atid will probably get between of 10-15 seats next election but after that the Lapid appeal will have worn off and election after that it will be a tiny fringe party, he might try merging with another party but eventually Lapids ego will force him to quit politics rather than be leading a fringe party. Likud is a mainstream party, Sharon believed in something other than himself. Lapid probably has 10 years tops before he quits politics so he is certainly no successor to Sharon.

    from the article: Ariel Sharon's unlikely successor: Yair Lapid
    First published 17:25 12.01.14 | Last updated 17:25 12.01.14
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