Monday, March 2, 2009

Second place party might lead a coalition government

How come I can't read blogs from Blogging Tories complaining that Benjamin Netanyahu, leader of the second place Likud Party, might lead a coalition government in Israel's Knesset?

3 comments:

Rick T said...

Different electoral systems perhaps? Our first past the post vs. Israel's proportional representation system (which pretty much assures every wingnut party seats in the Knesset).

Skinny Dipper said...

Conservative, Liberal, NDP...Likud, Kadima, Labour: which ones are wing-nuts?

Rick T said...

IMO the extreme ends of the political spectrum contain the wingnuts. A proportional system is not a bad idea per se, but there should be a hurdle to keep out the extremists.