Likud says won’t bring Knesset dispersal bill for vote, with coalition back to 60

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Likud says won’t bring Knesset dispersal bill for vote, with coalition back to 60
Faction head says first reading of proposal has been put off, after Meretz MK returns to the fold
By Carrie Keller-Lynn
24 May 2022

The coalition will dodge another challenge on Wednesday, as the opposition-leading Likud party confirmed that it will not bring a bill to disperse the Knesset and force fresh elections to the plenum floor this week. Likud faction chair Yariv Levin’s office told The Times of Israel that the bill is not planned for this week. A Knesset dispersal bill is one of three ways to topple the government. The others are a successful no-confidence vote of at least 61 MKs and a government’s failure to pass a timely budget.

The opposition party had considered trying for the dispersal bill angle after Meretz lawmaker Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi quit the coalition on Thursday, but her swift return to the political alliance on Sunday made the move unlikely to be successful. Likud had previously planned to bring a dispersal bill up for a vote two weeks ago, but pulled it after the Ra’am party return to the coalition’s ranks, killing the opposition’s chances of achieving a simple majority to pass the bill in its preliminary reading.

more.............. https://www.timesofisrael.com/likud...rsal-bill-for-vote-with-coalition-back-to-60/
 
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