Sa'ar Pressures Ministers to Delay Bill Suspending Indicted Mayors

Interior minister to present government-backed bill on matter within three months.

The government will not be backing the proposed law forcing mayors and their deputies who have been indicted for felonies to step down until their trials have ended. The Ministerial Committee on Legislation, chaired by Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, voted on Sunday not to give government backing to the bill sponsored by MK Moshe Mizrahi (Labor) due to pressure from Interior Minister Gideon...