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Bill preventing Netanyahu from returning as PM drafted by Sa’ar

CM 19/10/2021

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A new bill that would prevent anyone under a serious indictment from forming a government, was published by Justice Minister Gideon Sa’ar on Tuesday.
According to the bill, which would take effect with the next Knesset, opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu could not be tasked by the president with building a coalition.
Netanyahu, or anyone else indicted for a crime that carries a three-year sentence, also could not serve as alternate prime minister.
Sa’ar has also drafted a bill for term limits, and both bills will be legislated after the state budget passes.
Foreign Minister Yair Lapid spoke out in favor of the bill.
The Justice Minister’s bill is “almost a foregone conclusion,” he said.
“It cannot be that there are indictments against drivers, security guards, medical staff and the PM’s housekeepers, but the prime minister can serve with an indictment. A suspected criminal cannot be prime minister in a proper country. Personal example, morality, and honesty are cornerstones of leadership,” he wrote.  
The Likud responded that the bills belong in Iran, not Israel.
This is a developing story.

Source: Jerusalem Post

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