A quarter of a million angry voices challenged the government's "dangerous and unjust" spending cuts at the weekend.
Those familiar with the process attribute delays to the complexity of the ballots and a new system of voting and weighing votes.
The new Joint List is now being hailed from the center to the left as the bright spot in the Israeli political scene.
Opinions did differ, but the entire congress gave major blame for the crisis to NATO, the European Union and the German government.
The noise is terrific and everyone zooms back and forth, round and round, clashing with everybody else. And there may be no real winner -- except perhaps the man at the cash register.
Chileans voted November 17 for president, both houses of Congress and some local offices. To nobody's surprise, the left "New Majority" coalition and the Socialist and Communist parties made significant advances.