‘Mini-Norwegian bill’ to go to cabinet vote Sunday

Legislation allowing a minister to resign from the Knesset but return to his place if he is fired from the cabinet will go to a ministerial vote on Sunday.

The “Norwegian Law,” based on the model of the Scandinavian country’s government, requires each minister to be replaced in the legislature by a candidate from his or her party’s ballot. If the minister is fired or resigns, he or she would reclaim a place in the Knesset and the substitute would no longer be a lawmaker.

The bill is meant to increase separation of powers, changing the current situation in which about a third of MKs cannot fully function as parliamentarians, because they are ministers or deputy ministers, and a central part of lawmakers’ job is to oversee the executive branch of government.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Mini-Norwegian-bill-to-go-to-cabinet-vote-Sunday-408817

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