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It's still not over til its over

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Submitted by David Sternlight (United States), Feb 12, 2009 at 17:54

Even though the soldiers' votes have now been counted and don't change the number of seats as between Netanyahu and Livni, under Israel's vote sharing system Likud still might gain one more seat from its vote sharing agreement with Yisroel Beitanu. Kadima has no effective vote sharing since its sharing partner, the Green party, failed to obtain the minimum number of votes for a seat, thus making that sharing agreement ineffective. It's complicated. There are times when, with all its foibles, I'm glad to live in an effectively two-party, electoral system.

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