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Bill to limit PMs to 8 years in office won’t be retroactive

Justice Minister Gideon Sa'ar speaks at a press conference in Jerusalem, on July 6, 2021. (Amit Shabi/Pool)
Justice Minister Gideon Sa'ar speaks at a press conference in Jerusalem, on July 6, 2021. (Amit Shabi/Pool)

Justice Minister Gideon Sa’ar releases the text of a bill to limit prime ministers to eight years in office.

The bill will not be retroactive and thus not apply to former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has served as premier for over 14 years in total.

“Overly long rule brings with it a concentration of power and the danger of corruption,” Sa’ar says.

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