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  6/3/2013, Sivan 25, 5773

Bill to Change Governance Introduced


Member of Knesset Ronen Hoffman (Yesh Atid) introduced, Monday, his party's proposal for changing the system of government. The law limits the cabinet to 18 ministers and four deputy ministers. There would be no ministers without portfolio and no minister with more than one portfolio.

The law requires that parties achieve four percent of the popular vote to gain entrance to the Knesset but allows for sharing of surplus votes. A vote of no-confidence in the government would not be enough to bring a government down without supporting a government to replace it.