No. 21


The Political Scene

Israeli Labour leader Ehud Barak has been elected primeminister by what, in Israeli terms, is a landslide, and the results of thesimultaneous parliamentary elections suggest he should not have too muchtrouble forming a coalition. Mr. Baraks election will presumably unfreeze thedeadlock on the Palestinian track of the peace process, but he has staked out atough opening position in the final status talks. In Turkey, the process offorming a coalition...