Netanyahu: Other democratic countries allow expulsion of Parliament members

February 22, 2016 15:47


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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to criticism of the suspension bill during a Likud faction meeting on Monday listing various democratic countries that allow for the expulsion of parliament members through a government vote.

According to the US constitution, a member can be expelled from congress following a vote that receives a two-thirds majority in favor from members present at the time of the vote, pointed out Netanyahu.

A simple majority is all it takes to expel a member of parliament in the United Kingdom and in Canada it is also possible to expel a member of the government for bad behavior continued Netanyahu. 

"We won't be deterred," Netanyahu said. "We will pass this law in response to members of Knesset who stand in a moment of silence for the murderers of children.

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