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Proposed Law: Keep Your Campaign Promises

By Gldmeier @gldmeier
According to Kol Hai News, MK Yaakov Asher (UTJ) has submitted a law proposal that would attempt to force candidates running for office to keep their campaign promises.
Asher's proposal is that any candidate for office, be it minister, prime minister or deputy minister, will be disqualified from serving in that position in a government that is formed in direct opposition to any campaign promises made in writing by that candidate during the campaign.
That sounds like a law that is meant to be directed at Naftali Bennett.
According to Asher, MKs will be obligated by their campaign promises. he says this will increase faith in the system by the Israeli public, and it will improve the democratic process.. 
The bill does not seem likely to pass, considering the political situation right now, but I like his creativity. 
Campaign promises should be kept, but it is not uncommon that they are not. It might become even harder to form a coalition if MKs will not be allowed to break campaign promises. 
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