On March 23, Israel faces its fourth election in two years, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition with Benny Gantz’s Blue and White party collapsed after just seven months. Current polling suggests neither of Israel’s major political blocs can secure enough votes to form a majority.
In this episode of World Review from the New Statesman, Alona Ferber joins Jeremy Cliffe and Ido Vock to discuss Israel’s complex political landscape, and ask whether anything might swing voters enough to deliver a clear election result.
Germany is also preparing to go to the polls. Jeremy Cliffe has been considering the future of the current ruling party, the CDU, and reflects that they may benefit from a period in opposition.
US President Joe Biden has signed into law an historic $1.9 trillion stimulus package. The New Statesman‘s leader this week calls the President a quiet radical.
Helen Thompson argues that the EU’s hollowed out democracies are a product of the utopian illusions of the 1990s.
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