Labor MK, suffering from spinal ailment, voted for government while she was lying down

Labor MK Emilie Moatti came directly from the hospital to the Knesset to vote for the incoming government.

She is suffering from a spinal ailment — a rare infection after a routine medical check she underwent last week — and was unable to stand. Channel 12 publicizes a photo of the lawmaker.

Newly elected Knesset Speaker Mickey Levy chose not to deliver his planned speech so that the government vote could be held right away, sparing Moatti any delay. She was taken back out of the chamber as soon as she had cast her vote. With the coalition winning the Knesset’s approval by the narrowest possible simple majority, 60-59, every vote was crucial.

Labor MK Emilie Moatti (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

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