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Analysis: One Conclusion From the Israeli Election Results – Aluf Benn | Haaretz

Analysis If There’s One Conclusion From the Israeli Election Results, This Is It

For Israel to achieve political stability, the electoral threshold must be raised. This can have two possible models: The Tribal or The Radical

Aluf Benn | Haaretz

The necessary conclusion from the results of the 2019 election is that we have to raise the electoral threshold once again – and by a lot. The abundance of parties teetering around the current 3.25 percent – amid the possibility that some will offer themselves as coalition partners to the highest bidder – doesn’t reflect the public’s true wishes. Plus it grants excessive power to minority interests.

The unprecedented differences between the TV channels’ exit polls, which let both Benny Gantz and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claim victory, only displayed the uncertainty of the Israeli voter.           Continue reading

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