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Mycroft_
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posted 21 October 2003 04:34 PM      Profile for Mycroft_     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Israel ministers blast Gaza strikes

Might this lead to a split in the coalition?


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josh
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Unlikely. Tommy Lapid's party fits comfortably in Sharon's coalition. Other than the secular-religious question, Shinui is really right-wing. Plus, Sharon just sided with them in a dispute with the National Religious Party.
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posted 21 October 2003 05:11 PM      Profile for Mycroft_     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Some of Lapid's MKs may be becoming uncomfortable though.

What's the current composition of the government? (If Shinui does leave at some point are their enough ultra-Orthodox MKs outside of the coalition to come in and keep Likud in power?)


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Shinui has 15 seats. If Shinui were to leave, I believe Likud could just about cobble together a majority with the religious and Russian parties. I doubt that will happen thought because Shinui is getting enough from Sharon on the secular-religious question, it loves Netanyahoo's neo-liberal economic policies, and it knows it will not get anywhere close to 15 seats in a new election.
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