Well, It's Over With a Whimper Not With a Bang - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Jeff Northridge
    • 29.03.06 | 07:02 (IST)

    Wow, this Israeli election sure fizzled out. There was a low voter turn out and nobody--not right, left, or center--got a clear mandate. Shoot, out of 31 political parties, no two combined have a majority in the Knesset which requires 61 seats to form a coalition government. It's going to take three or more parties to get over the top. A question for the Israelis: Why does everybody assume that Kadima will form a coalition with Labor and other left-wing parties? Couldn't Kadima form a coalition with Likud and other right-wing parties just as easily?

    from the article: 4.5 on the Richter scale
    First published 00:00 29.03.06 | Last updated 00:00 29.03.06
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