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    Since Likud has the largest bloc of seats they will get the first shot at forming the government.

    A possibility is a unity government with Likuid, Yesh Atid (translation: There is a future) and either a religious or another party.

    •  Right... Likud has that option (0+ / 0-)

      And most likely Yesh Atid will join with them and try to force social change (economic) from the inside. BUT... in a coalition with Likud-Betainu, Shas, and UTJ... Yesh Atid would have to go back on almost any campaign promise they ever made.

      First of all, they are Pro Two States and from as near as anyone can tell that solution would either be along the lines of the Olmert Plan OR the Mofaz Plan. SO, they would run into opposition from not only the mainstream Likud, but from the Danon, Feiglin, Sa'ar wing of the party not to mention some of the hardcore nationalist Betainu folks (though they are more on board with Mofaz).

      THEN, if they shelve that... One of their major platforms was being against the Haredi exemption. WELL, how do they stay in coalition with UTJ and Shas with an adamantly pro-Secular agenda. And don't forget Likud (not the Betainu folks) also has sort a "watered down" platform for that as well...

      I can't really guess at what will happen but I think that if Lapid gets the Ministry of Education (something he really wants) and some vague promises from Bibi, he will shelve his program, enter into coalition and promptly (like Labor, Betainu - to a degree, and Kadima) disappear into the pool of Bibi Bullshit that wrecks everyone who enters into an agreement with him.

      "'Touch it dude' - President Barack Obama"

      by volleyboy1 on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 09:06:56 AM PST

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