Mazuz: Only the political establishment, not the A-G, can remove PM

Despite the slew of investigations facing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, he will remain in power until the political establishment - and not the attorney-general - sees fit, Attorney-General Menahem Mazuz said on Sunday. "No aspect of the role of attorney general to the government includes appointing a prime minister or removing them from their position," Mazuz said during a press conference. The attorney general cannot remove a prime minister from his office, Mazuz continued, adding that such a move would be the job of the "political establishment." However, the attorney general did not speak sympathetically about Olmert's situation, emphasizing that a government which "does not have the public faith is not capable of making hard decisions, and even more, carrying them out."