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Coalition, opposition MKs elected to Judicial Selection Committee

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Labor MK Efrat Rayten and Religious Zionism MK Simcha Rothman were elected via secret ballot on Wednesday to serve as the legislative representatives of the coalition and the opposition, respectively, on the Judicial Selection Committee.

The panel, which appoints new judges to the bench, is chaired by the justice minister and includes another cabinet minister, two MKs selected by the Knesset, two members of the Israel Bar Association, the chief justice and two other Supreme Court judges.

Rayten received 67 votes and Rothman got 53, beating out Likud MK Orly Levy-Abekasis, who ran after the opposition failed to come to an agreement on a consensus candidate. The election marks the first time in many years that Likud will not have a representative on the committee.

“Being chosen as a member of the Judicial Selection Committee is a huge honor and an........

© The Times of Israel

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