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High Court rejects petitions against premiership rotation deals

The High Court of Justice rejects petitions against the changes to Israel’s quasi-constitutional Basic Laws that enable the creation of the office of the alternate prime minister.

The petitions were filed against Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz’s previous government and their premiership rotation agreement, but a ruling would have affected the current government and Alternate Prime Minister Yair Lapid.

The petitioners had argued that the revisions constituted electoral reform that should not be enacted by a transitional government.

The justices, however, uphold the amendments that created the office of alternate prime minister.

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