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To prevent Benjamin Netanyahu from becoming the electoral processes in an endless succession, representatives of the civil society have been directed to the Supreme Court of Israel to declare if, after having been charged for corruption, the prime minister is legally able to receive of new the task of forming a Government. In a preliminary hearing, the High Court has decided on Tuesday to postpone its decision, in a case that skirts the confrontation between justice and politics.
The president of the Supreme, Esther Hayut, stated that there are no legal impediments to Netanyahu will present to the elections of the 2nd of march, and try to be re-elected, reports Efe. Members of the tribunal, consisting at this hearing by three judges, ahead of they consider “irrelevant” to take a decision before elections are held.
Netanyahu warned on Sunday that the Supreme court does not have jurisdiction over policy, because “only voters can decide who the leader is”. “In a democracy, it is the people who decide”, he emphasized to his followers from the Likud, the conservative party that leads. “I can't imagine that no one will stand before the people and cause a life-threatening damage to the democracy”. Half a thousand of supporters of Netanyahu expressed on Monday night in Tel Aviv against the Supreme court can veto the president, with the cry of “we must stop the coup to save democracy”.
as long As it remains in the position of prime minister, even in functions, it is not legally bound to resign in spite of the imputation. The time runs in your favor. Netanyahu seeks to legitimize itself in the polls, and make new laws for a referendum on his continuance in power. “The people support the right, and the most supportive to me”, he proclaimed the Friday after his triumph by 72.5% of the vote in the internal primaries of the Likud party held the previous day. But in the face of the predictable repetition of the final tables in the game of election, Israel seems doomed again to the political blockade.
Netanyahu has asked the Knesset (legislative Assembly) that protected by the parliamentary immunity over the allegations of corruption filed in November by the attorney general of Israel, as reported on Monday Channel 13 television Hebrew. Neither the prime minister nor the president of the Parliament, Yuli Edelstein, a prominent leader of the Likud party, confirmed the request for immunity, whose deadline expires at midnight Wednesday. Netanyahu already announced Sunday that invoke parliamentary immunity before a complaint was not an action undemocratic, but “the cornerstone of democracy”.
The prosecutor general formally charged with bribery, fraud, and abuse of power in the three cases investigated three years ago by the police brigade anti-corruption. The prime minister rejects the charges and blames a “witch hunt” undertaken by police and prosecutors, according to reports, have perpetrated a “coup” to try to bring you down from power.
Hide behind parliamentary immunity so as not to be overwhelmed by the machinery of the courts there seems to be a popular strategy among the israelis, and much less to two months of the third legislative that are held in the jewish State in less than a year. A survey of the Channel 12 television shows that 51% of the citizens are opposed to the measure as opposed to 33% who supported it.
Netanyahu praised in public for their overwhelming victory in the primaries of the Likud party while putting the damper to the request for immunity. Although one can hardly count on a majority in the current Knesset to guarantee the protection of parliamentary, time plays in his favor. Before being voted on by the full, your request must be submitted mandatorily to the Commission on Parliamentary Affairs, which has not been constituted after the elections of September.
In this way, as prime minister in functions, yet have several months of legal shield, without a formal obligation to waive the fee, until it forms a new Government after the parliamentary elections of march 2. Recent polls, however, projected the repetition of the same tie that became inconclusive the two previous elections.Updated Date: 31 December 2019, 14:00