On Course for Elections: The Knesset Approves Dissolution Bill
Publicized: October 17, 2012
The Knesset passed the 18th Knesset Dissolution Bill in Second and Third Readings and decided that new elections will be held on the 22nd of January 2013.
An overwhelming majority of 100 MKs voted in favor of the bill with no resistance from even a single MK.
At the end of the session after Motions of No Confidence were rejected, Minister Yuli Edelstien presented his Bill for the Dissolution of the 18th Knesset. A session was held after that with most of the MKs on hand while giving each MK 3 minutes to respond to the Bill.
Opening the Celebratory Fifth Session of the Knesset were addresses by the Speaker of the House, the President, the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition. After the speeches the Knesset deliberated, as some of the different Faction speeches were used to open up Election Campaigns.
The Knesset approved the Dissolution Bill in its First Reading – 99 MKs voting in favor without objection.
The Bill then went to the House Committee for preparation for Second and Third Readings.
One hour later the Bill passed in Second and Third Readings by a majority of 15 MKs to none.
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