Jerusalem, 10 December 2000

Knesset Legal Adviser: Knesset cannot be prevented from dissolving itself

(Communicated by the Knesset Spokesman)

Following an examination of article 10 of Basic Law: The Government, the Knesset Legal Adviser has determined that the Knesset cannot be prevented from deciding to dissolve itself.

The adviser points out that a Knesset decision to dissolve itself and hold general elections for the Knesset and prime minister will be restricted to the date for special elections for prime minister, which is the last Tuesday before the expiry of 60 days from the prime minister’s resignation.

The Knesset Legal Adviser notes that there are those who claim that the Knesset is entitled to fix a date for elections for prime minister and the Knesset beyond that imposed by the 60-day limit, but adds that this issue has not yet been decided.  

 Knesset Legal Adviser- Knesset cannot be prevented from dissolving itself-10-Dec-2000
 Knesset Legal Adviser- Knesset cannot be prevented from dissolving itself-10-Dec-2000
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