He adopted the platform of the party which lost the election after running on a different policy. He promised that he would follow the Likud member vote on the referendum. He even had the nerve to adopt this plan after his son(s) were about to be indicted. Israel's system has allowed premiers like him to be just like dictators because the system has no appropiate checks and balances, unlike the US. The High Court judges appoints their successors, not the Knesset, which is not the way judges are appointed in every other system in the world.
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