Election process becomes heated debate as MKs spar

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Election process becomes heated debate as MKs spar
"The Israeli public cannot be held captive by political moves," MK Gilad Kariv said.
By ELIAV BREUER
Published: JUNE 23, 2022

MK Gilad Kariv (Labor) will convene the Knesset Law Committee on Sunday morning to prepare the bill to disperse the Knesset for its first reading, he announced on Thursday – thus undercutting MK Nir Orbach, who announced earlier in the day that he will convene the Knesset Committee on Monday at 9:30 a.m. to discuss the same bill. If Kariv, who is part of the coalition, takes over the legislative procedure, he will control the pace of the bill’s passage. This would give the coalition leverage in its negotiations with the opposition over which bills the Knesset will push across the finish line before it disperses.

Knesset protocol states that the Knesset Committee is responsible for determining which body will debate each law. But Kariv went ahead and made the decision based on a section of the protocol that allows his committee to initiate a debate on specific issues, including an election, without prior approval. “The Israeli public cannot be held captive by political moves,” Kariv said. “Once the Knesset voted nearly unanimously to move up the election, the process should be completed quickly and efficiently. If the Knesset Committee does not advance the process at a sufficient speed, we will do so in the Law Committee.”

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