Why Bennett's next 100 days could be perilous - analysis

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Why Bennett's next 100 days could be perilous - analysis
On Tuesday, the prime minister can toast with his loved ones his accomplishment of completing his first 100 days in office with no serious political problems.
By GIL HOFFMAN
SEPTEMBER 19, 2021

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett can relax in his sukkah in Ra’anana in the week ahead feeling satisfied politically. On Tuesday, he can toast with his loved ones his accomplishment of completing his first 100 days in office with no serious political problems. With such a diverse governing coalition, and after four divisive elections, that is not an achievement that could have been taken for granted. Looking back, the biggest threat of those 100 days came on Day One, when both rebel Yamina MK Amichai Chikli and independent Ra’am (United Arab List) MK Sa’id Al-Haromi did not vote for the government’s formation, which was approved by a narrow 60-59 vote.

Since then, Al-Haromi has died from a heart attack. But Chikli’s heart is still beating and his finger keeps voting against the government led by his own party chairman. Chikli sunk the renewal of the controversial Palestinian citizenship law by a 59-59 vote in July, hours after he told Bennett’s ally, Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked, that he would vote for it. The coalition’s other major legislative failure – New Hope faction head Sharren Haskel’s cannabis legalization bill – was halted by Ra’am for religious reasons.

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