TLR Bulletin – Netanyahu’s agenda
BOTTOM LINE: Binyamin Netanyahu single-handedly swung the election in his favour over the final days of the campaign. By persuading ex-Likud voters in other right and centre-right parties to ‘return home’, he enabled Likud to garner 30 seats, thereby not merely winning a surprise victory, but — more importantly — allowing him to form a stable coalition of centre, centre-right, right and ultra-Orthodox parties. This coalition should last at least three years and could last longer. The question is what — if anything — does Netanyahu want to do in his fourth period in office?