Israel’s Formula for a Stable Government Lies in Italy

This isn’t a joke: Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s move to give an election winner bonus seats does away with the need for coalition governments.

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We now have a coalition government that controls 61 votes in the 120-member Knesset. A one-vote majority (a two-vote advantage over the combined votes of the opposition) — who ever heard of such a thing? Can...