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Some in Likud want law that would allow indicted MK David Bitan to be a minister — TV

Some members of opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party want to advance legislation that will permit MK David Bitan to serve as a minister, despite his indictment on corruption charges, according to Channel 12 news.

Bitan denies any such proposal is in the works, telling the network in response that when he wants to get something done, he does so in the open.

While a Knesset member under indictment can serve as prime minister, as Netanyahu has and is expected to again do after last week’s election, he or she cannot be a minister per a High Court of Justice ruling in the 1990s.

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