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  1/18/2013, Shevat 7, 5773

Former MK: Current Election System Stupid


Former MK Eliezer Cohen expressed hope on Thursday that next week’s election will be the last time that Israelis vote using the current system.

“This is a stupid method,” Cohen told Arutz Sheva. “Ben Gurion's Declaration of Independence stated that within a few months a system of government will be established, but that did not happen. We simply copied the electoral methods of the Jewish Congress that give power to the minorities.”

Cohen, who heads a movement calling for a change in the system of government and elections said that a constitution proposed by his movement would see Israel becoming a presidential regime combined with a Knesset. “There will be an elected president, and he will manage the political system with a small government of 12 ministers. The Prime Minister will be subject to the President. There would also be a Knesset with 120 seats, including 60 on a national list and 60 on a regional list,” he said.