Coalition Leaders Mull PM Term Limit Legislation

Coalition leaders seek some kind of legislation that would not only limit the prime minister’s term, but help the nascent coalition survive. A proposal to ban Netanyahu from running again over the next four years was dropped

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The negotiation teams of the parties making up the pending coalition continued to debate legislation that would set term limits for the prime minister, which could presumably apply to Benjamin Netanyahu. All the parties agree that there should be some sort of term limit, but there are disagreements regarding the details.

A cooling-off bill that was raised Monday by Zeev Elkin and the New Hope party which would ban someone who’d served as prime minister during the last eight years from being elected to the Knesset was dropped. The bill would have meant that if the new government would fall and the Knesset dissolves, Netanyahu would not be permitted to run in the next election, and thus would have no incentive to try to bring down the new government.

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