Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu promised the joint Likud-Yisrael Beytenu
faction on Tuesday that significant changes would be made to the electoral
system at the beginning of his new term.
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Stabilizing the electoral system
is the primary demand of Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman, as well as a
key issue for likely coalition partner Yesh Atid.
In his ceremonial
speech to the newly sworn-in Knesset, Netanyahu said it was wonderful that
ministers and committee chairmen were able to do their jobs for four years
because his last government lasted that long, but that more had to be done to
ensure political stability for the future.
“It cannot be that the country
facing the most challenges should suffer from instability and a weak electoral
system,” Netanyahu said in the speech.