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August 12, 2012 8:58 am

Israeli Government Expands PM’s Decision Making Powers

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Prime Minister Netanyahu during the interview. Photo: Screenshot.

Ynet – The government on Sunday approved amendments to its protocol which expand Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s powers in an unprecedented manner in the backdrop of the Iran strike debate. Under the new protocol, the prime minister will have the power to delay motions passed by ministerial committees and the option to decide government voting orders.

The prime minister’s bureau explained that the move is meant to “improve governance.” In effect, the amendments mean that Netanyahu would be able to easily secure a majority for fateful decisions.

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