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Report: Right-wing bloc could boycott Knesset proceedings tomorrow

The right-wing bloc is considering boycotting tomorrow’s proceedings at the Knesset to protest the center-left bloc’s expected wins in votes throughout the day, Ynet reports, as the legislature convenes for the first time since the election amid the coronavirus crisis.

Blue and White plans to vote on the formation of the 23rd Knesset’s committees, including the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, the Finance Committee and a special committee to oversee the handling of the pandemic.

Blue and White is also planning to try to appoint one of its own MKs ad the new Knesset Speaker, though current speaker Yuli Edelstein of Likud is at the moment blocking such a vote. The High Court is deliberating whether to force him to allow it.

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