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Legal adviser: Bill to dissolve Knesset can't be revived

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October 9, 2012 23:25

Knesset Legal Adviser Eyal Yinon said Tuesday that the bill to dissolve the Knesset proposed when Netanyahu considered calling an election in May cannot be "revived." Yinon pointed to the "far-reaching repercussions on the political system and members of Knesset" of bills dissolving the Knesset, and as such said the steps of the legislative process may not be skipped, as they take away MKs' right use their judgment.

"Laws having to do with elections need to be clear and clean of all doubt, and when a doubt arises, like in this case, we must be meticulous in removing all doubt," Yinon explained, adding that either a private member bill or government legislation must be brought to a first reading in the plenum.

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