According to the report, the process would involve changing the Basic Law: The President of the State. The law, which was passed in 1964, forms part of the foundation of Israel's governmental procedures and protocol. If the process of extending the term under law is successfully completed, the plan is to add a clause mandating a popular vote for the presidency.
Sources close to the Prime Minister this morning refused to comment on the issue. However, analysts claim that the Prime Minister's decision is connected to difficulty in choosing a suitable candidate for Likud.