Opposition leader Shelly Yechimovich and Labor MK Issac Herzog announced Tuesday that they are submitting a bill to dissolve the Knesset and initiate early elections.
Yechimovich had presented such a bill to the Knesset prior to Kadima entering the coalition in May. She decided to bring the bill to a vote again amid the coalition crisis brought on by efforts to find a replacement for the Tal Law.
The Labor leader called Tuesday for Netanyahu to call early elections immediately. "The elections were supposed to take place in September, but this natural process was prevented by the cynical, survivalist tactic carried out by the Likud and Kadima, which created a giant, ineffective coalition unable to come to a reasonable agreement, even in regard to the Tal Law."
Yechimovich added: "The public must now choose at the voting booth between the Likud under the leadership of Netanyahu and Labor under my Leadership."