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New Publication from the Director of the Institute


The Presidency of Israel
- Dr. Csaba Nikolenyi


"The Israeli President is indirectly elected by the unicameral legislature, the Knesset. By comparative indicators, the formal powers of the office are extremely limited; the most important areas in which the President can exercise discretion are the process of government formation and granting pardon. By contrast, in the area of legislation, the President’s role is minimal as he/she can neither initiate nor veto bills and must sign every law that was passed by the Knesset."... 

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