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Court Rules That a One-person Knesset Faction May Introduce a Vote of Non-confidence

The Supreme Court has ruled that a one-member faction in the Knesset may introduce a motion of non-confidence. The court, in its ruling last Thursday, stated that Kach MK Rabbi Meir Kahane had previously been unlawfully prevented from introducing such a motion.

Justice Aharon Barak pointed out that although existing legislation made it clear that a single-person faction acting as an individual could not present a non-confidence motion, a faction could do so, irrespective of whether it had a number of persons or, as in the case of Kach, only one.

Barak rejected the argument of the government, that the judicial branch should not intervene in matters pertaining to the legislative branch.

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