Monday, January 9, 2012

Not Another Political Party!

Yair Lapid, a prominent TV journalist has announced that he is leaving Channel 2, to start a new political party. Polls show that he will get anywhere from 7-20 mandates in the Knesset. The problem is that those same polls show that the biggest party in the Knesset - Likud will get approximately 24 mandates. This isn't so different from the current situation where the largest party Kadima has 29 mandates, however the situation must end. How can any party rule effectively when it only has roughly 20% of the electorate? this is why small parties in Israel can often set the policy of the country. Israel desperately needs to change its system, so that parties that win elections can actually rule!

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