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Leftist parties wanted to lower the number of MKs required to only 20 so they could force the Knesset to convene whenever they wanted.
Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin tried unsuccessfully on Tuesday to persuade Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to lower the number of MKs necessary for a special Knesset session during the parliament’s long summer recess.
By law, signatures of 25 MKs are needed for a special session during a Knesset recess. The current opposition has 26 MKs, including 22 from leftist parties and four from the far-right National Union, making a special session during the July 25 to October 15 recess unlikely….