MK Bishara to be fined for playing hooky

October 3, 2006 20:50


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Balad chairman Azmi Bishara will be fined by the Knesset for missing too many Knesset sessions, according to an internal Knesset report broadcast on Channel 2 on Tuesday. The report found that Bishara, who is being investigated for visiting Syria and Lebanon, was the only MK who missed more than the maximum 30 percent of Knesset sessions. Ministers are allowed to miss up to 60% of the Knesset sessions without paying a fine. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert attended 47% of the sessions. The best attendance was among Pensioners Party MKs, who attended 97% of the Knesset sessions.

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