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Knesset won’t dissolve tonight as final bills still stuck in committee

A discussion at the Knesset plenum in Jerusalem on June 6, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
A discussion at the Knesset plenum in Jerusalem on June 6, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

The coalition will not be able to dissolve the Knesset by the end of the night as it had originally planned and instead will have to wait until tomorrow morning.

The bill to disperse parliament is still stuck in the House Committee due to dozens of amendments filed by parties across the political spectrum. Yisrael Beytenu and Labor want to delay the process in order to ensure the passage of the Metro Law and the Joint List is hoping to drag it out long enough for the legislation extending Israeli law to West Bank settlers to expire at the end of the month.

Likud MKs were told they could go home for the night and come back in the morning, Channel 12 reports.

Votes on second and third readings of the bill to disperse the Knesset are now expected to take place at 8 a.m. Thursday.

If they pass, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid will automatically become prime minister at midnight on Thursday night.

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