First and foremost, we must understand that Israel is a parliamentary democracy. It is not a case of ‘winner takes all’. The leader of the largest party is not necessarily the one who will form the government.
It is about the party that can form a government.Therefore, we are examining which bloc is larger -the right or left bloc. The President will receive recommendations from each party and the person with the most recommendations will be the one who will assemble the next government. Thus, in 2009, the Kadima party headed by Tzipi Livni received more seats than the Likud party, but Netanyahu was elected prime minister. This is because there is no other possibility in terms of forming a government….Read More