Likud reacts to AG: Sa’ar’s law is ‘definitely personal and tramples democracy’

Opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party lambastes Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit’s remark that a proposed law to bar lawmakers charged over serious crimes from becoming prime minister “isn’t personal.”

The party repeats comments it has made in recent days, alleging the law is reminiscent of Iran and anti-democratic, and that it is meant to “steal the next election.”

“Gideon Sa’ar’s Iranian law is meant to deny millions of right-wing voters their freedom to vote for a candidate they overwhelmingly want as prime minister,” Likud says.

The statement notes that the law’s proponents “aren’t even bothering to only apply it to new cases,” concluding the law is “definitely personal and openly tramples democracy.”

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