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Coalition may bring bill barring person under indictment from being PM for vote today – TV report

Discussion and a vote on a bill to dissolve the Knesset in Jerusalem, on June 22, 2022 (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Discussion and a vote on a bill to dissolve the Knesset in Jerusalem, on June 22, 2022 (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Ahead of the final votes to dissolve the Knesset, the coalition is said to be seeking to bring a bill barring indicted politicians from forming a government for a vote.

The long-talked-about bill is widely viewed as aimed personally against former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

According to Channel 12 news, the bill may be brought for a vote today, with outgoing Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s Yamina party allowing members to vote as they like.

Some in the party are believed to be uneasy about the bill, as they feel it will be seen as personally targeting Netanyahu to bar him from returning to power — a move that will not sit well with right-wing voters.

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