Tag: The Moderating Effect of the Two-Ballot System
Israel’s Political Map: After Cancellation of Direct Election of the Prime Minister
February 1, 2002 | Haim Ramon
Following the last prime ministerial elections held in Israel in February 2001, the Knesset voted to change the electoral system and restore the former system. Instead of separate ballots for prime minister and for political party, in the next nationwide elections, voters will again be given only one ballot -- for political party -- and the leader of the party that is able to put together a majority coalition in the Knesset will become prime minister.