Mofaz slams PM over breakaway bill: 'You're not living in Cuba'

July 27, 2009 16:45

Kadima MK Shaul Mofaz on Monday lashed out at Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for the latter's intention to push through the bill known as the 'Mofaz Law' in a first Knesset reading later that evening. The law would change the rules so that a rebel faction would no longer need to constitute a third of a party's MKs to break away, but would only need seven lawmakers. The bill is seen as directed at the right flank of Kadima, encouraging it to break away and re-join the Likud and the government. "Mr Prime Minister, I want to remind you of something you have apparently forgotten: Israel is a democratic state. You're not living in Cuba and Israelis are not citizens of North Korea," said Mofaz in the Knesset. "Here, a prime minister respects the Knesset, the laws of the country and the people."

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