Netanyahu Reportedly Postpones Elections Until Rivlin’s Power Is Limited


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will not initiate a new election for the Knesset until a law is passed limiting the power of the president, Likud sources said Sunday, confirming a report on Channel 2.

The report said that Netanyahu had obtained the support of his coalition partners for a bill that would prevent the president from asking an MK who is not a party leader to form a government.

The bill is intended to prevent a hypothetical scenario in which President Reuven Rivlin would bypass Netanyahu following an indictment of the prime minister and instead ask former minister Gideon Sa’ar to form the next government.


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