Attorney-General asked to probe Likud deal to topple Bennett

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Attorney-General asked to probe Likud deal to topple Bennett
Likud had reportedly promised Orbach a slot on the party’s list and a cabinet ministry if he would vote to dissolve the Knesset.
By GIL HOFFMAN
Published: JUNE 16, 2022

Two watchdog groups asked Attorney-General Gali Baharav-Miara on Thursday to examine whether the Likud had made in a legal agreement with rebel Yamina MK Nir Orbach.

A deal with the Likud

Channel 12 reported on Wednesday night that the Likud had promised Orbach a reserved slot on the party’s list and a cabinet ministry in a Likud-led government if he would vote to dissolve the Knesset and bring down Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.

The Movement for Quality Government wrote Baharav-Miara that the law forbids such agreements until 90 days before a declared election. The group wrote the attorney-general that the Likud had committed a crime by reaching agreements with both Orbach and former coalition chairwoman Idit Silman.

A "stinking maneuver?"

“This is a gross case of trampling the instructions of the law,” the movement’s lawyers wrote. “It requires an immediate criminal investigation of everyone involved in the matter.” The law was changed in 1991, following the infamous “stinking maneuver,” in which then-foreign minister Shimon Peres tried to overthrow then-prime minister Yitzhak Rabin and their national unity government.

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