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‘Change government’ said seeking swift passage of laws to shore up coalition

Parties in the “change government” are planning to quickly pass a series of laws to shore up their coalition after its planned swearing-in on Sunday, the Haaretz daily reports.

The eight factions in the proposed government have yet to sign a coalition deal, but the newspaper publishes what it says is the most recent version of an appendix to the emerging agreement. Among the proposed laws in the appendix are bills that would make it easier for Likud MKs to break off from the party and that would prevent any lawmakers from serving in any other government formed during the 24th Knesset’s lifetime.

According to the report, a proposal to limit the amount of time a Knesset member can serve as prime minister for won’t be included in the legislative changes due to disagreements over the matter among the coalition leaders.

Yamina leader Naftali Bennett and Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid in the Knesset, June 2, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
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