(Worthy News) - Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit said Monday that Benjamin Netanyahu can continue to hold office as a caretaker prime minister despite criminal charges against him, but left open the question of whether he can be tasked with forming a new government.
On Thursday, Mandelblit announced criminal charges against Netanyahu in three separate cases. The announcement marked the first time in Israel’s history a sitting prime minister has faced indictment on criminal counts. Netanyahu has vowed to stay in office while he fights the charges, which he has decried as a politically motivated “attempted coup.”
“There is no practical relevance for a prime minister’s resignation during an interim government,” Mandelblit wrote in a legal opinion, since the law states that a prime minister who resigns continues to serve as prime minister until a new government is formed. [ Source: Times of Israel (Read More...) ]
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