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        12/2/2013, Kislev 29, 5774

      Bill for Suspension of Indicted Mayors Approved


      The Knesset approved 33-2 the first reading of the bill proposed by Interior Minister Gideon Saar by which Mayors or heads of local municipalities against whom indictments were submitted will be automatically suspended from their positions.

      Minister Saar explained, "The ruling of the Supreme Court enabling indicted mayors to nonetheless run for additional terms requires this legislative amendment."