Political Turmoil in
the UK and Israel
Do we need Electoral Reform?
By professor David Newman OBE
The UK and the Israeli political and electoral systems are completely different from each other – one is proportional, the other is based on constituencies. Historically, the British system has always been more stable than the Israeli one but both systems have entered periods of uncertainty in recent months for very different reasons.
Attempts to reform either of the systems have never proved successful. In the light of yet another Israeli elections – the second in four months – we shall compare and contrast the two systems and the need for political reform in both countries.