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  Netanyahu tries to change election rules as mandate slips away
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Last EditedRP  Apr 21, 2021 11:15am
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AuthorBarak Ravid
News DateWednesday, April 21, 2021 04:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionWith his mandate to form a government due to expire in two weeks, and his rivals' efforts to form an alternative coalition gaining momentum, Netanyahu has a new strategy: changing the election rules.

His new bill calls for direct elections only for the prime minister's post, to be held in 30 days.

The bill is unlikely to pass and would likely be overturned by the Supreme Court if it does because it effectively changes the rules in the middle of the game.
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