Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin 311.
(photo credit: Gabi Farkash)
In what can be seen as the opening shot in the upcoming race for the next state
comptroller, Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin raised the issue in Monday’s Knesset
Current State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss
finishes his term on July 3. The Knesset must vote for his successor in no
earlier than 90 days, but no later than 30 days before Lindenstrauss steps
The Knesset Presidency is the forum made up of Rivlin and his
Ninety days before the end of the comptroller’s term falls in
the beginning of April, during the legislature’s Passover recess.
the recess ends in the beginning of May, Rivlin told his deputies that there is
no need to call a special Knesset meeting to vote on a new state
“We cannot let the process [of choosing the comptroller]
appear to be political,” Rivlin said, explaining that if he receives a request
to hold the vote on the new comptroller during the recess, he will only consider
it “under the most dramatic circumstances.”
Rivlin said he plans to
decide, together with the Knesset Presidency, on the date of the vote in the
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Candidacy for the state comptroller position must be
submitted in writing to the Knesset Speaker, no less than 10 days before the
vote. Each MK may nominate one candidate.
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