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    • Barry
    • 21.03.07 | 13:52 (IST)

    "If an MK is suspended, he will be replaced by the next member on his party`s list." Why not put the onus on the parties to have decent, civilized representatives? If an MK has been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude or has been sentenced to an active prison term, the MK should be suspended, but their place should remain vacant. Since the MKs do not represent anyone but their own party's interests, it is no great loss to the electorate, and a savings to the taxpayer. This way, the parties will be sure to select people who are at least middling honest rather than those who spend their time catering to the desires of the central committees.

    from the article: Knesset to vote Wednesday night on the automatic suspension of convicted MKs
    First published 00:00 21.03.07 | Last updated 00:00 21.03.07
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