Gideon Sa'ar is pushing a bill to limit terms for prime ministers.
"Not having term limits for prime minister encourages corruption," Justice Minister Gideon Sa'ar said in defense of the bill.
Alongside Sa'ar, Yesh Atid leader and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid has also been an ardent advocate of imposing term limits on prime ministers.
Opposition leader and former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu mocked Naftali Bennett at a special Knesset session as a "stepping stone" to Alternate Prime Minister Yair Lapid.
According to Sa'ar's new bill, anyone under a serious indictment would be prevented from forming a government.
"The one person in the country who the bill doesn't apply to is Benjamin Netanyahu," said Gaby Lasky (Meretz), calling it a personal bill.
Despite expectations that the bill will be retroactive and apply to former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, sources close to Sa'ar said it will be "prospective, not retroactive."
Sa’ar proudly displayed Netanyahu’s signature on a Likud-sponsored bill during the tenure of then-prime minister Ehud Olmert that was aimed at blocking him from making a comeback.
Religious Services Minister Matan Kahana intends to create a time-limited service period for municipal chief rabbis, after which they can be reelected, to ensure they stay accountable and relevant.
There is something positive about new leaders coming into office not wedded to the policies of their predecessors.