End of presidential elections heralds tectonic shift in coalition
The election campaign contained no end of bizarre machinations and obsessions on the part of the prime minister. Now they may open the door to earth-shaking changes in his government.
The evening of Tuesday, May 27, was dramatic. Midnight was the deadline for presidential candidates to register. The panic in the prime minister’s residence was palpable. The last card – containing the image of the Jewish-American writer Elie Wiesel – was pulled from the shameful deck and quickly put back. Mickey Levy, the deputy finance minister, was celebrating his son’s...
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