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Friday, February 13, 2009

What if the Likud became the largest party?

The main reason there is any doubt as to who will be asked to form Israel's next government is that Kadima has one more seat in the incoming Knesset than does the Likud. But what if that were to change? What if the Likud were to somehow pick up three more seats to add to its ranks giving it a total of 30 seats? There's precedent for it: The pensioners' party merged with Kadima in the last Knesset, although that did not change the rankings of the parties. And now Jewish Home may be merging with the Likud.
The idea was reported by Channel 2 television news earlier this week and Arutz-7 has learned that it received new impetus following a meeting in Jerusalem Friday between Likud chairman Binyamin Netanyahu and the Jewish Home leadership -- party chairman Rabbi Prof. Daniel Hershkowitz, MK Zevulun Orlev and MK-elect Uri Orbach.

Likud sources, however, said that the idea is not currently being considered.

JPost is reporting that Jewish Home itself said no merger.

Well, if there is a merger, it ought to make Batya happy.


At 4:31 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

That more likely to happen if Kadima dissolves. Those on the left will return to Labor and those on the right to the Likud.

At 7:38 AM, Blogger Batya said...

Thanks for the link.
nf, Kadima isn't going away so fast. Bibi has been trying to bribe back the Likudniks and has gotten no where.


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