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World Politics Digest thread

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    Registered Users Posts: 3,140 ✭✭✭ Brussels Sprout


    The idea behind this thread is that it is for international stories that probably wouldn't sustain their own threads.

    Israel
    It looks like the Israeli Opposition parties have finally had enough of Benjamin Netanyahu and EIGHT of them are coming together to form a coalition to oust him. The new coalition contains both right-wing nationalists, left wing moderates and an Arab party. Even with 8 parties involved it still only manages to have 62 seats, which is enough for a slender majority in the 120 seat Knesset.

    This reminds me of 1948 here when 5 parties came together to oust De Velera, who had been in power for 16 years at that point. Netanyahu has been in power for 13 years straight now and has used the immunity that comes with his office to avoid prosecution on corruption charges.

    The big question is how long can a government with a comically large number of parties, a wafer-thin majority and no common policy platforms last before collapsing?


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