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Budget to be presented Oct. 31, kicking off marathon discussions before deadline

The coalition decides that the state budget will be formally presented to the Knesset on October 31, ahead of a November 14 deadline to approve the budget in second and third readings in the Knesset plenum. If it doesn’t pass, the government will automatically fall and elections will be triggered.

Marathon discussions on the budget will kick off November 1, taking an estimated one week. The coalition wants the discussions to start relatively early, so that there is time to tackle any unexpected obstacles.

In practice, the Knesset vote will likely have to take place by November 10, since the parliament’s plenum is usually active only from Monday to Wednesday.

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