Dueling elections: a look at Israeli, UK electoral systems

FILE - In this Monday, March 16, 2015 file photo, passengers sit in a bus driving past a billboard with the photo of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and late rabbi Ovadia Yosef, a long time spiritual leader of the Shas party, a day ahead of legislative elections, in Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israe.The Hebrew sign at left reads, " Father is looking from above.'' At right Hebrew reads, "Likud, Netanyahu." Britain's election appears headed to a "hung parliament" with no party holding an absolute majority, meaning a new leader may not be sorted out by last call at the pubs. In navigating such a messy outcome, Britain can look to Israel _ a former colony where fractured politics and post-election horse-trading are the norm. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)JERUSALEM (AP) — If the polls are to be believed, Thursday's British election may produce a "hung parliament," where no political party holds an absolute majority. That's cause for angst in a place where tradition, fair play and a system that inflates majorities have generally sorted out who is the next prime minister by last call at the pub.


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