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  •  Knesset speaker actually isn't very powerful (1+ / 0-)
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    it is the Prime Minister who decides what gets voted on in the Knesset in a parliamentary system like Israel. Back when the Conservatives were in power in the UK, they elected a Labour Party member, Betty Boothroyd, as Speaker. That shows how unimportant the office is.

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