Orbach: Knesset unlikely to pass bill to dissolve itself tonight

Carrie Keller-Lynn is a political and legal correspondent for The Times of Israel

The Knesset is expected to bring its dissolution bill for a first reading this evening, but not finish the dissolution process today, says Knesset House Committee chair MK Nir Orbach while leading a committee discussion on the bill.

The bill has been stalled, pending due to disagreements between the coalition and opposition on a final date for elections and outstanding legislation to be passed before dispersal.

“We don’t agree on the date and the final legislation to be passed,” says Likud MK Yoav Kisch during the meeting.

In addition, the House Committee decides to keep the bill to disperse the Knesset within its purview, meaning that committee chair Nir Orbach can continue to set the pace for its progression.

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