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1728, 02 Jun 21

Netanyahu Ousted as PM… Maybe… For Now…

When people advocate for 3rd (4th, 5th… 17th) parties instead of the two-party system… this.

Israeli opposition parties have reached an agreement to form a new government that would end Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-year tenure as prime minister.

Yair Lapid, leader of the centrist Yesh Atid party, announced an eight-faction coalition had been formed.


Under a rotation arrangement, the head of the right-wing Yamina party, Naftali Bennett, would serve as prime minister first before handing over to Mr Lapid.

There still needs to be a parliamentary vote before the government is sworn in.



The coalition members span the full spectrum of Israeli politics. The parties have little in common politically apart from their plan to replace Mr Netanyahu.

For all of its flaws, and there are many, the two-party system has contributed to the relative stability of the United States for over 150 years.


1728, 02 June 2021

1 Comment

  1. Tuerqas

    I would say the biggest flaw is collusion. I have felt that we really have had only one Party over at least the last 3 decades. I think I would rather have fractious factions constantly fighting than a single Party more reminiscent of the Soviet Party of the USSR that no longer heeds its people in the slightest at the national level. Orwell’s Big Brother maintained perfect stability…or else.

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