A long, hard day of work can put anybody into a bad humor. Yet even with coalition talks going full steam for nearly a month and a half, Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid, it appears, can still crack a joke.
“Night after night negotiations continue,” Lapid wrote on his Facebook page on Sunday. “Tension, nerves, everyone is on edge; fatigue becomes a critical factor. Every five minutes there’s more spin. Why can’t it be over already? How long does it take to choose a pope?”
In mid-February, Pope Benedict XVI announced that he was stepping down as the head of the Catholic Church. Benedict was the first pope to resign since Pope Gregory XII in 1415.
This week, the papal conclave convened to begin the process of choosing a successor for Benedict XVI.
It is expected that, unlike in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s emerging coalition, clerics will not be left out of positions of power.
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