Following three election cycles in which neither the bloc supporting Benjamin Netanyahu for Prime Minister nor the camp opposed to him were able to muster a 61 seat majority, a so-called National Unity government was sworn in as the country’s 35th government on 17 May.
While the government has racked up some successes, it has roundly failed to stem the spread of COVID-19 – which it was explicitly formed to deal with. Moreover, and has been beset by internal crises and mudslinging since its inception to the extent that it almost collapsed after 100 days.
This BICOM Briefing analyses the unity government almost four months in and what we may expect going forward.
The full briefing is available as a PDF below.