12 February, 2009

Israel Election Latest!

Blah blah shift to the right, parliament as fragmented as country, parliament full of crazy parties, etc. Look it up in a news website, whatever.

The one thing I was a bit surprised to notice was that the Israelis seem to have stopped having direct elections for their prime minister. When did that happen? I took my eye off the ball on this one.


Andrew Sherman said...
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Andrew Sherman said...

easier link

ian said...

Thanks. I was always struck by how odd the directly elected PM thing was, as they seemed to end up with all the worst features of presidential and parliamentary systems. Having a directly elected prime minister BUT having the government dependent on support from a fragmented parliament seemed like a real recipe for disaster.