It is with great excitement that I would like to share the following great news that was published in Haaretz Israeli newspaper! The current new push by the Knesset members for electoral reform is heating up. CECI’s behind-the-scenes efforts are emerging clearer into view.
We will keep you posted as events unfold…
Izak Parviz Nazarian
Livni: It Is Possible to Recruit Knesset Majority for Electoral Reform
At a Kadima meeting today, Livni urged, “We need to promote a dialogue with other parties in the Knesset, most importantly Likud and Israel Beitainu, in order to get an agreed proposal.
By Yeunathan Lis
Tzipi Livni, Chairman of the Oppostion, announced that she believes it is possible to recruit a majority in the current Knesset in support of changing the government system in Israel. She made this statement at the initial discussions for formulating a law to change the government system, which the Party intends to promote.
In the last election, the Kadima Party informed the Netanyahu government that in order for them to enter the Coalition, three conditions needed to be met – one of them was reforming the government system. During the last couple of months, the Kadima Party has used the Economic Forum for Government Stability, which was established by CECI, to assist in creating a proposal law for reform.
Forum members include: Businessman Michael Strauss, (Chairman of Strauss group), Izzy Borovich (retired Chairman of El Al Airlines), Amos Shapira (President of Cellcom), and Izak Parviz Nazarian (entrepreneur).
Last night, Forum member Professor Gideon Doron presented various alternative government systems to Israel’s current electoral system, illustrating their advantages and disadvantages. Two of the alternatives include: the Presidential System and a “system” that could strengthen the larger Parties and stabilize the government.
In the coming days, the Kadima council will meet and continue discussions. They plan to hear the party voters’ opinions in order to formulate a joint position before finalizing the proposal law.
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