If Israel had direct elections
While Netanyahu built his career on the direct vote and it was his political rivals who saw to its removal, he is now the main beneficiary of the restoration of the one-ballot system.
Israel's current campaign season has stirred unanticipated nostalgia for the direct election of the prime minister, a practice that was eliminated more than a decade ago. Under the current method Benjamin Netanyahu is the sole candidate for leading the country. The heads of the rival parties are competing among themselves only over the arrangement of the seats around the cabinet table in the incumbent's next...
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