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“A mere five months have passed since the last election, when 48 hours before the voting stations opened their doors the various politicians and party leaders blitzed the news studios and inaccurate polls predicted who would eventually stand on the podium with a victory speech.
That election ended with two victory speeches and two losers. Five months later, the only thing we’re now asking for, 48 hours before we go out and vote again, is that this time we get only one winner. Because according to the polls we’ve seen over the past three months, it’s entirely uncertain this wish will come true. As of today, no poll conducted since the Knesset was dispersed has indicated a decisive outcome between the main blocs or the major parties.
If we get a rerun of the previous round, someone will have to break their promise and sit in a government with someone they vowed to eschew, otherwise the country will be dragged into a third election and it just won’t be funny anymore.
In 2015, Netanyahu waged his massive, last-ditch “gevalt campaign,” which emerged successful.”
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