Here's an interesting scenario
posited by Dr. Aaron Lerner.
Right now the Likud MKs are silent as each of them hopes to be rewarded for
their good behavior with a ministerial portfolio or at least a choice Knesset Committee chairmanship.
But after the government forms and the dust settles the situation may be
And this even more so in light of discussions about plans to change the Likud system to strip the rank and file members who set
the current list of the power to determine who will represent them in the
So there you are, an MK who invested in developing a reputation as a serious
member of the national camp. You aren't a minister and you know that the rules may be changed to prevent you from being re-elected.
And PM Netanyahu pulls a Sharon.
Do you sit quietly, as your reputation goes down the toilet and this while
knowing that it will no doubt be you last term in the Knesset?
Hard to predict.
If Likud-Beiteinu stay together action will be more complicated.
But if, as planned, Likud Beitenu splits into Likud and Yisrael Beiteinu
after the government is formed, then there are all kinds of possibilities.
A third of the Likud MKs could split off as a faction and join with Bayit
If a majority walks away they can even take the "Likud" name with them.
Would this scenario really play out?
Labels: Binyamin Netanyahu, Knesset elections 2013, Likud party