Bill to force government to complete 4-year term

MK Nissan Slomiansky says the revolving door of Israeli government has prevented any of the real issues from being addressed.

Benny Tucker,

Knesset elections
Knesset elections
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Chairman of the Constitutional Committee of the Knesset, MK Nissan Slomiansky (Jewish Home), is working on a bill that would prohibit early elections to the Knesset, he told Arutz Sheva in a special interview Wednesday, noting that Israel's revolving door of governments cannot continue. 

"The previous government decided to deal seriously with the cost of living and reducing prices," he began. "Housing Minister Uri Ariel and Finance Minister Yair Lapid prepared five different programs that would increase the housing supply and lower prices, but they were not in office long enough to implement the program after a year and a half, when we went to elections and everything stopped." 

"Every time we have a new Knesset and a new government with new ministers and new ideas," he lamented. "That's why it is impossible to deal with issues in a serious way." 

Slomiansky opined that the inability to finish a term could harm the State of Israel as a whole. 

"Since a minister knows that every two years there is an election, he or she doesn't make long-term plans, but plans for the short-term, so he will reap the rewards," he said. "It's impossible to make dramatic changes." 

"Today every party thinks that if it would bring down the government and bring on elections, it will get more seats - and so the public is losing faith in the democratic system," he continued. "But if you do not go to elections, and if the government falls, the president casts the job on a different candidate but doesn't hold elections, then the whole thing will look different and they will not receive more than illusions. I am convinced that if this would have happened, even [Yisrael Beytenu chairman Avigdor] Liberman would be inside." 




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