Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein.
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)
Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein said Wednesday that he would not allow the parliament session to end until the bill to formally disperse the Knesset passes the Knesset plenum. The bill will be voted on three times before its final passage.
"Two days ago I invited the heads of all the parties to my office. We reached a clear agreement on several issues: the elections will be held on April 9, and throughout the day on Wednesday, the law to disperse the Knesset will pass a second and third reading," Edelstein said.
"I am announcing here and now that this session will not end so long as the law to disperse the Knesset does not pass a second and third reading," he added. "If today, today. If tomorrow, then tomorrow or next week."
Earlier in the day, the Knesset House Committee voted on the bill, moving it on to the Knesset plenum can vote on the bill. By law, legislation must wait six weeks from the time it is presented until the time it can be voted on, but the House Committee can vote to grant an exception.
After passing in the Knesset plenum, it will return to the House Committee – mostly a formality – for its final stamp of approval, and then return to the plenum for a second and third reading.
By the end of the day, the bill to disperse the Knesset should be passed into law.
Despite dispersing, the Knesset will continue passing laws next week.
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