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Warnings over harm to Israel's 'democratic system' amid coronavirus crisis

Mar 20, 2020 - CNN

JERUSALEM (CNN) -- Israel's President has warned of possible harm to the country's democracy, after the Speaker of Parliament refused to hold key parliamentary votes.

Speaker Yuli Edelstein, who has the power to decide the Knesset's schedule, ended Wednesday's session just a few minutes after it began, making it impossible to form committees to oversee government actions during the coronavirus crisis.

Edelstein has also refused to hold a vote to choose a new Speaker of the Knesset,...