PM Barak Announces Intention to Resign
(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)
Prime Minister Barak made the following remarks at the weekly Cabinet meeting today (Sunday), December 10, 2000:
"As I told the public last night, I intend to inform President Moshe Katsav of my resignation as prime minister, and to appeal to the nation for a renewed mandate. To this end, I am acting in accordance with article 23(a) of Basic Law: The Government and am informing you, members of the government, of my intention to resign as prime minister and submit a letter to this effect to the president following this meeting.
According to the law, my resignation will enter into effect 48 hours after I will have submitted my letter of resignation to the president. According to article 23(c) of Basic Law: The Government, a special election will be held within 60 days unless the Knesset decides to dissolve itself.
I will also announce my resignation to the Knesset Speaker as required by article 23(b) of Basic Law: The Government."
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