Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not required to leave office following his indictment on corruption charges.
Israel’s Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit said in a statement on Monday Netanyahu can remain interim prime minister, giving a small boost to the embattled leader.
Mandelblit’s comments come days after serving him with charges of fraud, breach of trust and bribery.
Netanyahu faces calls from his opponents to step down following the indictment.
Mandelblit’s opinion confirmed what had been a consensus legal view, that an indicted prime minister may remain in office while fighting criminal charges.
Read the article by Ilan Ben Zion in The Canberra Times.