Yacimovich: Elected officials must disclose all business

August 28, 2012 18:17


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Labor leader Shelly Yacimovich plans to revive her bill requiring elected officials to reveal their business and other interests, she announced on Tuesday.

Yacimovich's move follows Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's decision on Monday not to make changes in his personal investment portfolio, even though his request to do so was approved by the State Comptroller's Office.

The Labor leader plans to put her 2009 bill back on the agenda when the Knesset's winter session begins in October, which would require elected officials to submit an annual disclosure report, detailing his or her connections that could lead to potential conflicts of interest.

The purpose of the legislation, Yacimovich explained, is to reveal to the public officials' affairs, in order to prevent conflicts of interest and putting personal priorities over the good of the public.

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