Israeli party introduces revolutionary 'direct democracy' app

The app facilitates direct communication between party members and their elected representatives.

In this demonstration of the Yashar party app, the law appears with a green button to vote "yes" and a red button to vote "no." (photo credit: Courtesy)
In this demonstration of the Yashar party app, the law appears with a green button to vote "yes" and a red button to vote "no."
(photo credit: Courtesy)
The new Israeli political party Yashar has developed a first-of-its-kind mobile app to facilitate communication between party members and their Knesset representatives.
Bills submitted to the Knesset will be loaded onto the app so that party members can decide whether to vote yay or nay.
Party members vote via the app, and the party's representatives will cast their ballots in the Knesset in line with the result of the app vote.
Yashar is one of several new parties to join the crowded field in the upcoming Israeli national elections.
"The party presents a liberal democratic platform, including a comprehensive regional framework for the resolution of the Israeli-Arab conflict," Yashar party advisor Ran Fadut told The Jerusalem Post
Fadut also said the party supports the official recognition of all Jewish denominations, civil marriage and public transport on Shabbat.


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