Saturday, November 03, 2012

Likud - Beinteni primaries

With the big merge of Likud and Yisrael Beitenu, it is very confusing how the primaries will work. Likud Primaries are on Nov. 25, on that day only people who are part of the old Likud are going to vote for candidates in the old Likud.The Yisrael Beitenu central committee is going decide who is on their list. The seats will then ritchratch (I think that's a Hebrew word) 2 seats for Likud and 1 seat for Yisrael Beitenu. This is in conjunction with their current standing in the Knesset, 27 for Likud and 15 for YB.

The merge actually isn't a party merge it is two separate parties running on the same list for the Knesset for quantitative reasons. If the joint list works out, there is a possibility for a full merge during the Knesset session. Lieberman said they were going to pass a law after the elections enlarging the threshold to get in to the Knesset. I suggested in a previous post that it would be 10 seat minimum, and I stand to it that this is a good solid number. It means that a party with 2 seats isn't going to do anything anyways, so they should not be able to blackmail the government into giving them what they want.

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