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Bibi Concludes Coalition Negotiations Just Before Stroke of Midnight – Doesn’t Turn into Political Pumpkin … Yet

The Cinderella story of Israel’s post-election coalition negotiations has finally reached an eleventh hour conclusion. After seven weeks of tortuous negotiations filled with more backflips than an Olympic diving competition, Prime Minister Netanyahu managed to cobble together a coalition supported by the barest of bare minimums required to govern – 61 seats. Yet while Netanyahu barely managed avoid turning into a political pumpkin at the stroke of midnight, it remains to be seen whether he left behind a proverbial glass slipper that will haunt his government later down the track.