Extraits d’un article de Lahav Harkov dans le Jerusalem Post du 15 février 2019.
Bayit Yehudi and National Union plan to run as one list in the upcoming election, signing the agreement overnight Thursday after a long negotiating period.
The parties will alternate seats on the list, with Bayit Yehudi getting the odd numbers and National Union the even. If the list has an odd number of seats, then there will be a rotation for the last seat.
National Union will get first choice of cabinet posts – meaning that if the party is in the government, National Union leader Bezalel Smotrich will likely become a minister – but if there is only one ministry given to the party in coalition negotiations, then that, too, will be rotated between Smotrich and Bayit Yehudi chairman Rabbi Rafi Peretz. In addition, all decisions for the faction will be made by the leaders of both parties. (…)
The two parties ran together in the 2013 and 2015 elections, but at that time, National Union was thought to be the less-powerful party, and therefore received fewer seats and lower priority in portfolios. However, in this election, Smotrich is a popular figure among hardline religious Zionist voters and fought for his party to be on equal standing with Bayit Yehudi.