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Thursday, March 19, 2015

The big story is election freedom - Not Netanyahu

Moshe Kahlon, leader of the upstart centrist Kulanu party, greeting his supporters Wednesday
Tel Aviv. The party could determine who becomes Israel’s next prime minister.

Election Freedom - What a Concept

  • Yet another free foreign election takes place where voters have multiple real choices on the ballots.
  • Meanwhile back in the USA voters are force fed a "choice" of only two open borders, pro-big government parties that are funded by a centralized and corrupt Washington D.C. based oligarchy.

TEL AVIV — After a bruising campaign focused on his failings, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel won a clear victory in Tuesday’s elections and seemed all but certain to form a new government and serve a fourth term, though he offended many voters and alienated allies in the process.

With 99.5 percent of the ballots counted, the YNet news site reported Wednesday morning that Mr. Netanyahu’s Likud Party had captured 29 or 30 of the 120 seats in Parliament, sweeping past his chief rival, the center-left Zionist Union alliance, which got 24 seats.

The biggest prize may be Moshe Kahlon, a popular former Likud minister who broke away — in part out of frustration with Mr. Netanyahu — to form the new Kulanu Party, which focused on pocketbook issues. Mr. Kahlon leans to the right but has issues with the prime minister, and he said Tuesday night that he would not reveal his recommendation until the final results were tallied.

Kulanu — Hebrew for “All of Us” — won 10 seats , according to the tally YNet reported Wednesday based on 99.5 percent of ballots counted. That is enough to put either side’s basic ideological alliance over the magic number of 61 if they also win the backing of two ultra-Orthodox parties that won a total of 14 seats.

Yesh Atid, a centrist party that won a surprising 19 seats in the 2013 election, its first, earned 11 this time. The Jewish Home lost votes to Mr. Netanyahu’s swing to the right and ended up with eight, according to YNet, down from its current 12. The ultranationalist Yisrael Beiteinu had six, and the leftist Meretz four.

A new ultra-Orthodox breakaway faction apparently failed to pass the raised electoral threshold to enter Parliament, which means its votes will be discarded, costing the right-wing bloc.

(New York Times)

See more:
Israeli legislative election, 2015
There were 26 political parties on the ballot for voters to select from.  
That is called election freedom which exists in every democratic nation 
on earth except the United States.

The Israeli Knesset
120 members and 10 political parties representing every possible interest group in the nation.
Meanwhile in the USA we see voters force fed a "choice" of two open borders, big government loving political parties.  The Democrats and the GOP have no fear of the voters because voters have no meaningful choices on their ballots.
Maybe we should try election freedom in America.

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