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Knesset approves state budget framework in 1st reading

Illustrative: A plenum session in the Knesset, on July 6, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Illustrative: A plenum session in the Knesset, on July 6, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

The Knesset approves the framework of the state budget in its first reading.

The bill earmarking funds clears the plenum, which must also vote on the Arrangements Bill to determine how allocation will be implemented. Fifty-nine lawmakers back the framework, and 53 opposed it.

Failure to pass the pair of budget bills in three readings in the Knesset plenum by a November 4 deadline would automatically dissolve parliament and trigger elections.

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