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Polls suggest almost zero chance of coalition

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There is almost zero movement in the polls this week, which means there is almost zero chance of a coalition-building attempt. This tells us that the two opposing sides in Israeli politics are once again, evenly balanced, but I could have told you that before this fourth election was voted upon.

Likud remains the leader of the pack by 9-10 seats with Yesh Atid coming in at a distant second. Around twenty per-cent of voters are still undecided which party they will choose on 23 March, but most know which side they are considering.

For example, a typical Israeli voter, including myself thinks, do I want a left-wing or right-wing party? Do I go for a religious or secular faction? Or do I choose a smaller party that could make a significant difference when building a coalition or avoid running the risk of wasting my vote, if the party fails to cross the minimum threshold?

These are the questions that cross a voter’s mind when he or she walks into the booth and is confronted with a blue tray of Hebrew lettered slips — 39 of them this time, each representing one of the 39 parties running.

But the........

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