Procedural poll prompts plenum pajama party

The opposition’s attempt to filibuster a vote turned humorous overnight Monday as the Knesset stayed up past midnight discussing a bill to postpone the deadline for passing a post-election budget.

The bill proposes to delay the requirement to pass the state budget from this week to November 19 and to have a two-year budget for 2015 and 2016, which would really be a 13-month budget because of the late date on which it would be passed.

The amendment was eventually approved by a vote of 56-54 after 1:30 a.m., but not before a series of parliamentary antics from both opposition and coalition members.


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